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EXHIBITION CHECKLIST POWER AND PATHOS: BRONZE SCULPTURE OF THE HELLENISTIC WORLD At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center July 28-November 1, 2015 During the Hellenistic period—from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. until the establishment of the Roman Empire in 31 B.C.—the medium of bronze drove artistic innovation in Greece and elsewhere across the Mediterranean. Sculptors moved beyond Classical norms, supplementing traditional subjects and idealized forms with realistic renderings of physical and emotional states. Bronze—surpassing marble with its tensile strength, reflective effects, and ability to hold the finest detail—was employed for dynamic compositions, dazzling displays of the nude body, and graphic expressions of age and character. Cast from alloys of copper, tin, lead, and other elements, bronze statues were produced in the thousands throughout the Hellenistic world. They were concentrated in public spaces and outdoor settings: honorific portraits of rulers and...