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Gods and Heroes in Art (Guide to Imagery Series) (edition 2003)
Gods and Heroes in Art (Guide to Imagery Series) by Lucia Impelluso
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892367024, Paperback)
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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"Archetypes of human vice and virtue, the mythic gods and heroes from Greek and Roman literature are our noble forebears, and they formed the basis of Western culture. For this reason they played a rich role in the history of art, particularly during the Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical eras. Devoted to the gods and heroes of mythology and of classical history, this book allows readers to learn their names and attributes, the metamorphoses they so often underwent, as well as the allegories developed from their stories. With more than 400 illustrations, Gods and Heroes in Art is a guide both to the classical world and to the masterpieces of European painting and sculpture."--BOOK JACKET.
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