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- DescriptionWritten 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 t only to Ovid's work but to one ather's in their depictions. Paul Barolsky, a specialist in Italian Renaissance art and literature, explores Ovid's unparalleled influence on the visual arts, discussing works by many of the most famous artists of the past six centuries. Broadly interdisciplinary, the new understanding of the themes of the Metamorphoses revealed here will appeal to those in the fields of Renaissance art, humanism, literature, history, and classics, among others. At once witty, entertaining, and profound, Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso is a meditation on what words can achieve that images cant, and conversely what images can show that words cant tell.
- Author BiographyPaul Barolsky is professor of art history at the University of Virginia.
- Author(s)Paul Barolsky
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication14/10/2014
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note50 colour images + 65 b/w illustrations
- Weight839 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine24 mm
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