The Easel

Art of the Hellenistic age at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Alexander the Great loved Greek art. His tastes endured and the arts flourished for 300 years after his death until the rise of imperial Rome. Pergamon was a fabled city in the Hellenistic empire but there were others, all supported by the wealth from Alexander’s conquests. The reviewer notes “Lifestyle is propaganda”. Evidently so – Pergamon still impresses after several millennia.

Image: Metropolitan Museum