Perspectives Art Explained

What's so significant about the nudity in this early Greek sculpture?

Apr 12, 2013 2 MINUTES
"His power resides in his beautiful body and the steadfast gaze."

Curator Joan Mertens on a marble statue of a youth.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Eileen Travell

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