Reading Hegel's Silenus with the Infant Bacchus

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This chapter is part of a Festschrift published under the auspices of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), in honour of the art historian Ben Read, who passed away in October 2017. The publication, Sculpting Art History, Essays in Memory of Benedict Read, is edited by Katharine Eustace FSA and former editor of the Sculpture Journal and Mark Stocker. The book is 472 pages long.

The essay/chapter addresses a statue 'Silenus with the Infant Bacchus' in the context of Hegel's Lectures on Fine Art. This includes a reading of the statue's function in the logic of Hegel's system alongside its historical and material specificity, the very plasticity that undoes the conceptual schema of the lectures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSculpting Art History
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Memory of Benedict Read
EditorsKatharine Eustace, Mark Stocker, Joanna Barnes
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPublic Monuments and Sculpture Association
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781912793006
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018


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