The interpretation of antiquity through ceaseless investigation marked by surprising discoveries, from the second Farnese Hercules in the Reggia di Caserta to the identification of the Cleopatra of the Museum of Palazzo dei Conservatori.
[Saturday at the museum. Interpretations of Hellenistic and Roman art] This book illustrates the new factors Paolo Moreno has introduced in the interpretation of antiquity, revisiting masterpieces of Hellenistic and imperial era art with a free, global approach, and above all sensitivity to the expectations of the present, giving a new pertinence to the forms of the past.
The arguments are based on exemplary educational practice: the Saturday morning lectures held in museums, restoration workshops, exhibitions or field trips, during thirty-five years of research and teaching at the university level. These lectures are gathered here for publication for the first time. Their incisive, intriguing prose gets the reader involved in the passion of Moreno’s constant investigation, rewarded by discoveries that have prompted great interest among both specialists and a wider international audience.