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Defining Beauty at the British Museum: From a Child’s View

Greek art as seen through the eyes of a toddler: I took my nearly 3 year old to the Defining Beauty exhibition earlier this week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Earlier this week I dragged Snarfle down to the press preview of Defining Beauty, the new blockbuster exhibition from the British Museum. When we arrived the curator was giving a chat, a part I had hoped to avoid... but well, toddlers, it’s hard to get them moving, and the bus ride took forever. So we circumvented the first room, which showcased some stunning examples of Greek sculpture, including a bronze in near perfect condition that was apparently only recently dug out of the sea.

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Golden goddess Athena at the new British Museum exhibition.

I wasn’t sure how my penis obsessed little boy would react to loads of nude marble sculptures, so was prepared to give a whispered commentary on the state of the various body parts - intact or not - as we moved around the exhibition. Snarf was the youngest… read more

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