Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso
Written in the spirit of Ovid (43 B.C–A.D. 17/18), this lively and erudite book traces the art derived from Ovid’s Metamorphoses from the Renaissance up to the present day. The Metamorphoses has been more widely illustrated than any other book except the Bible; for centuries, great artists have drawn, painted, and sculpted its stories, the artists often responding not only to Ovid’s work but to on...
By Paul Barolsky
Hardcover: 250 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (November 18, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
I have had no classical education, yet this book is perfectly accessible to me. Barolsky writes simply and clearly, illustrating stories of Greek and Roman mythology with paintings I have seen but not appreciated fully before. Now I see these works with new eyes and I have a better understanding of ...
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