Mon, Feb 13|
THE ETERNAL STORIES, The Recurrence of Classical Mythology in European art
Although the pagan religions of ancient Greece and Rome petered out centuries ago, their stories did not. This talk will address the significance of the classical myths for European artists from Titian to Kapoor. more info below
Time & Location
Feb 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
About the Event
Although the pagan religions of ancient Greece and Rome petered out centuries ago, their stories did not. Medieval Christianity did its best to supersede them but their archetypal power is so great that, as soon as the opportunity for a comeback presented itself - during the Renaissance - they flooded the stage. European art and culture has been pervaded by references to classical mythology ever since. This talk will address the significance of the classical myths for European artists from Titian to Kapoor - and for thinkers too: how would twentieth century psychology have evolved without Freud's references to 'Oedipus' and 'Narcissus'?!
Image by John William Waterhouse, Echo and Narcissus, 1903 (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)
delivered by Andrew Spira
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