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The launch of a new installation of sculptures by UoR graduate and acclaimed artist Eric Stanford is being held at the University of Reading on the 17th of April. On the night, the UoR’s Edith Morley building will welcome two of Stanford’s sculptures from the University Art Collection, Protesilaus and Helen of Troy, as well as a third, Memnon, on loan from a private collection.

Stanford is one of a group of sculptors who questioned classical standards of beauty by looking anew at the art of non-European cultures, which they used to inspire a fresh, modern approach to Classical and other traditional themes in Western sculpture. His later work was heavily inspired by Greek and Classical mythology, which is reflected in these sculptures.

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A workshop is being held at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology to celebrate the work of acclaimed sculptor Eric Stanford.

The Ure Museum is delighted to present the workshop, which will be on the theme of the Classics in 20th Century British Sculpture, on the occasion of the installation in the Edith Morley Building of two works (on loan from the University’s Art Collection) by the direct stone sculptor, Eric Stanford. They are ‘Helen of Troy’ (located in the Ure Museum) and ‘Protesilaos’ (located in the Department of Classics). The official launch of the installation of the statues follows the workshop.

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