Copy and Invention: Models, Replicas, Series and Quotes
14 - 16 February 2013

Valladolid, Spain - Museu Nacional de Escultura

Since antiquity, the dialogue between copy and invention has gone through different ways, but steadily, the field of arts, and particularly the sculpture; it’s a practice inseparable from the exploration of the discipline itself. In fact, the emergence of a truly 'modern' sculpture, as seen in the Renaissance, was inseparable from its reproduction, thanks mainly to the casts, but also to printing and engraving. Arguably, the copy, once entered the scene, has not turned to leave. Today the debate and reflection on this phenomenon is more relevant than ever, offering a very fruitful angle to know key aspects of the history, transmission and progress of art.

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