The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

The colorful myths of Greco-Roman antiquity have fired the imaginations of generations of artists, and challenged their abilities to represent a rich repertoire of extraordinary characters and powerful narratives. Edouard Kopp, associate curator of drawings at the Getty Museum, explores some of the ways in which European artists have pictured classical myths, from the Renaissance to the late 19th century, through a wide range of examples from the Getty collections of drawings, paintings and sculpture. Special attention will be given to the 18th century, the so-called Age of Reason, which saw a shift in the artistic representation of myth, partly as a result of scholarly and philosophical inquiries into the meaning of classical culture.

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