Mythology in European Art
From kings who understood themselves as biological descendants of Hercules to academics who believed wine-drinking to be a perfect means of widening your conciousness - the most unsuspected ideas of culture and society can be found in established European art history.
Dive into a journey through well known artworks and artists guided by the themes of Power & Politics, Love & Lust, and Bacchanal.
We focus on the Early Modern Period, such as Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism.
You will ...
... get introduced to the main characters of ancient Greek mythology and how to identify them yourself,
... learn about basic imagery concepts and ways to convey meaning,
... find out how the ancient gods and goddesses are used to represent important ideas of cultural history,
... get to know famous examples of European art.