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The mirror of the Gods

Author: Malcolm Bull
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"In The Mirror of the Gods, Malcolm Bull tells the story of how the great artists of Western Europe - from Botticelli and Leonardo to Titian and Rubens - revived the gods of ancient Greece and Rome. Each chapter focuses on a different deity and sheds light on such familiar figures as Venus, Hercules, and Bacchus. Bull draws on hundreds of illustrations to illuminate the ancient myths as Renaissance and Baroque  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bull, Malcolm.
Mirror of the Gods.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)632449107
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Bull
ISBN: 0195219236 9780195219234
OCLC Number: 56921116
Description: [xi], 464, [1] pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: Sources --
Objects --
Hercules --
Jupiter --
Venus --
Bacchus --
Diana --
Apollo --
The mirror. Appendix: Principal illustrated translations of Ovid.
Responsibility: Malcolm Bull.
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"In The Mirror of the Gods, Malcolm Bull tells the story of how the great artists of Western Europe - from Botticelli and Leonardo to Titian and Rubens - revived the gods of ancient Greece and Rome. Each chapter focuses on a different deity and sheds light on such familiar figures as Venus, Hercules, and Bacchus. Bull draws on hundreds of illustrations to illuminate the ancient myths as Renaissance and Baroque artists reinterpreted them. When the wealthy and powerful princes of Christian Europe began to identify with the pagan gods, myth became the artist's medium for telling the story of his own time. The Mirror of the Gods is the story of how Renaissance artists combined mythological imagery and artistic virtuosity to change the course of Western art."--Jacket.

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