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Episode 57 - Giovanni Duprè, Part Two

The Sculptor's Funeral

Release Date: 03/27/2016

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Episode 78 - The Golden Age show art Episode 78 - The Golden Age

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Renaissance means 'Rebirth'. But we don't hear much about the original 'Naissance' in Ancient Greece that gave birth to what we call Classical sculpture. When were the first lifesized bronze figures cast? What were the first civic public monuments? Who invented Contrapposto? Find out here.

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The second part of the dramatic reading from The Autobiography of Giovanni Duprè, in which Duprè receives a crit from Lorenzo Bartolini, is accused of art fraud, and nearly causes the accidental death of his nude model. We've all been there, right?