Victorian Nymphs Join Raphael Treasures, Bronze Spider

By Martin Gayford - 2012-08-29T08:00:16Z

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It is common for an exhibition to be devoted to an artist, style or period -- but unusual to give top billing to a medium. "Bronze" at the Royal Academy (Sept. 15 to Dec. 9) boldly does just that. It consists of works made in many diverse areas of the world from the third millennium B.C. to 2012.

Left, portrait of King Seuthes III, bronze, Thracian, fourth century B.C. This work will be included in "Bronze" at the Royal Academy, London from Sept. 15 to Dec. 9.