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ARTH389F

Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Classical Mythology in Renaissance Art (1400-1700)

One of the most significant facets of the rebirth of antiquity during the early modern era was the renewed interest in the meaning of classical myths among philosophers, theologians, men of letters, and visual artists. The most influential classical authority throughout this period was the Roman poet Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) whose fifteen-book poem The Metamorphoses served as a veritable Pagan Bible for painters and poets alike. This course explores the ways in which thestories contained in this perpetual poem were represented in the European visualarts betwe en 1400 and 1700.

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