MarconiIt is remarkable that until recently, with the notable exception of painted pottery, there has been little discussion about the patronage of Greek art and architecture in Magna Graecia and Sicily. My presentation starts with some general theoretical and methodological reflections about patronage as a line of inquiry in the field of art history, followed by historiographic consideration of the study of Greek art and architecture in Magna Graecia and Sicily. This leads to the core of the presentation, namely, a discussion of public patronage of monumental architecture and sculpture, and private patronage, including sculpture and painting, in the two regions during the Archaic and Classical periods.

Presented by AAIA Visiting Professor Clemente Marconi.

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