Statue of a Victorious Youth: Getty Conversations

Would you believe that this ancient Greek statue was found at the bottom of the ocean
by fishermen in the 1960s? What was once a shining emblem of Olympic achievement
underwent a physical transformation and now tells of its journey far from home.

Getty has joined forces with Smarthistory to bring you an in-depth look at select works
within our collection, whether you’re looking to learn more at home or want to make art
more accessible in your classroom. This six-part video series illuminates art history
concepts through fun, unscripted conversations between art historians, curators,
archaeologists, and artists, committed to a fresh take on the history of visual arts.

A conversation with Dr. Kenneth Lapatin, Curator of Antiquities, Getty Museum and Dr. Beth Harris, Executive Director, Smarthistory, in front of Statue of a Victorious Youth, Greek, c. 300–100 B.C.E. Bronze with inlaid copper, 151.5 x 70 x 27.9 cm. Getty Museum, Los Angeles


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