The desire for beauty is universal, it transcends time, but its definition and representations have constantly changed. In this reflection about beauty, Ancient Greece turns out to be one of the most captivating periods.
This is highlighted by the exhibition "Kállos. The Ultimate Beauty" of the Museum of Cycladic Art through more than 300 works of art from museums in Greece, Italy, and Vatican - most of which are presented for the first time out of their original museum - and extracts from ancient texts.
Kállos, a perfect example of beauty of body and soul
Representations of beauty through art like sculpture, myths, literature and philosophical thought are intertwined to create a unique definition of the "Ultimate Beauty". This beauty, which is that of body and soul, gives birth to the concept: Kállos.
This ideal, born in Ancient Greece, echoes the contemporary vision of both outside and inside beauty.