Lecture no. 21 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Contemplate one of the most mesmerizing sculptures in the world. Beyond the emotional expressiveness, the writhing snakes, and the doomed children, “Laocoön” has a complicated history that reflects its importance and its genius. As a hallmark of Hellenistic art, the beauty of this piece lies not only in its composition, but in its many interpretations.