Giacobbe Giusti, Defining beauty the body in ancient Greek art
26 March – 5 July 2015
Defining beauty: the Body in Ancient Greek Art at the British Museum gives visitors quite an eyeful
by Hugh Montgomery
From fitness magazines to dating apps, you don’t have to look far for evidence of our modern society’s obsession with the body beautiful. But for all the think-piece chatter, this veneration of the toned and chiselled is hardlya 21st-century phenomenon: get a load of those Ancient Greeks, as you can at the British Museum’s spring blockbuster exhibition Defining Beauty.