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As archetypes of human virtue and vice, the gods and heroes of ancient Greece and Rome have figured prominently in Western culture. In art, they have been portrayed time and time again, especially during the Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical periods.

Gods and Heroes in Art aims to help museum patrons and art lovers recognize the legendary characters of classical antiquity in art. The characters are each described in entries summarizing their distinctive stories, their special attributes, and the ways in which artists have depicted them. Each entry is richly illustrated with reproductions of works of art in which the god or hero is pictured, giving readers a chance to examine images of the character and to understand the work of art better.

The informative guide first surveys the pantheon of the Greco-Roman world, then focuses on characters from the Trojan War and The Odyssey. The next sections describe kings, philosophers, warriors, and other historical figures. The book concludes with useful indexes, including a list of iconographic symbols associated with the subjects, and a bibliography of essential resources.

Synopsis:

Gods and Heroes in Art aims to help museum patrons and art lovers recognize the legendary characters of classical antiquity in art. The characters are each described in entries summarizing their distinctive stories, their special attributes, and the ways in which artists have depicted them. Each entry is richly illustrated with reproductions of works of art in which the god or hero is pictured, giving readers a chance to examine images of the character and to understand the work of art better.

About the Author

Lucia Impelluso is an architect specializing in iconograpphy. She is also the author of Themes, Meanings, Symbols in Portraiture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892367023
Editor:
Zuffi, Stefano
Translator:
Hartmann, Thomas Michael
Translator:
Hartmann, Thomas Michael
Editor:
Zuffi, Stefano
Author:
Impelluso, Lucia
Author:
null, Lucia
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Location:
Los Angeles
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Mythology, classical
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
European
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Mythology, Classical, in art.
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History
Subject:
Mythology, Classical, in art - Italian
Subject:
Mythology, Classical - Italian
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Guide to Imagery Series
Series Volume:
107-151
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color plates
Pages:
386
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

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Gods and Heroes in Art aims to help museum patrons and art lovers recognize the legendary characters of classical antiquity in art. The characters are each described in entries summarizing their distinctive stories, their special attributes, and the ways in which artists have depicted them. Each entry is richly illustrated with reproductions of works of art in which the god or hero is pictured, giving readers a chance to examine images of the character and to understand the work of art better.
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