Re: Met Museum Greek and Roman Galleries
Great post Biomorph. Ever since discovering the accessibility of ancient Greek and Roman coins about 3 years ago, I have enthusiastically re-examined those periods in art and come to much the same conclusion. Instead of taking those works for granted and moving on, I have found much to learn from there. Also, there is some mind-blowingly amazing abstract art that was accomplished by the Celtic tribes in England and Gaul during the 2nd-1st century BC, preserved on their coinage. They make Picasso look like a doodler.