Please read the article “Greek Statues, Roman Cults and European Aristocracy: Examining the Progression of Ancient Sculpture Interpretation” for this module and write a 1-2 page reflection using the attached rubric. Your prompt is:
Is there freedom between the role of the art historian and that of the dilettante – between the way in which art historians examine the technical interpretation of a work within the purview of the discipline and with the personal interpretations of a statue made by individual viewers? In essence, why could one as enlightened as Frederick II disregard scholarship and misidentify one of the finest antique pieces in Europe? (Lusher, 2017, p. 26).