The extraordinary chapter of the art of the Diadochos: reflections on the masterpieces of a decisive era.
[Different genius. Discovering the ancient manner]. In this volume Paolo Moreno approaches the extraordinary chapter of the art of the Diadochos, the immediate heirs of Alexander the Great, a period scholars have included under the generic category of Hellenism.
The complex historical period of the Diadochos covers the years from the death of Alexander (323) to the battle of Ipsos (301), the last attempt to keep the kingdom he created united.
Reflecting similarities with what happened in the modern world from the Renaissance to the Baroque, the author brilliantly applies the formula of the “manner” in the patronage of the commanders and kings of the Macedonian court.
For the first time readers are offered reflections on the masterpieces of a decisive era, not just in the more familiar field of sculpture, but also in that of painting, thanks to the amazing discoveries in Macedonian tombs.