Tuesday, December 4, 2018


ANTINOUS is a star in the BBC Four documentary series  TREASURES OF ANCIENT ROME, which is being aired Mondays in Britain this month.

This documentary was made with the help and advice of the modern Priests of Antinous. The BBC approached us, asking for a priest who could be interviewed on-air for the series. So we have been in on it since the beginning.

Priest Hernestus (above left) took part in shooting for the documentary at the Louvre, and was interviewed on camera by show host ALASTAIR SOOKE to explain the significance of Antinous not only in ancient times but also his continuing legacy up to the present day.

One of Britain's leading art critics and presenters of BBC arts documentary series, Alastair Sooke (above right) traces how the Romans went from being art thieves and copycats to pioneering a new artistic style ... warts 'n' all realism. 

Roman portraits reveal what the great names from history, men like Julius Caesar and Cicero ... and Antinous ... actually looked like. 

In the series, Hernestus explains to the audience the impact Antinous has had on art throughout the ages and the impact he continues to make even today. 

In other segments, modern-day artists demonstrate the ingenious techniques used to create these true to life masterpieces in marble, bronze and paint.

If you live outside Britain you can watch the Antinous episode that features Priest Hernestus here ... fast-forward to 47:00 minutes:

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