The Mirror of the Gods: Classical Mythology in Renaissance Art

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Synopsis: Perhaps the single most revolutionary aspect of the Renaissance was the re-emergence of the gods and goddesses of antiquity. In the midst of Christian Europe, artists started to decorate luxury goods with scandalous stories from classical mythology, and rulers began to identify with the deities of ancient religion. The resulting fusion of erotic fantasy and political power changed the course of western art and produced many of its most magical and subversive works.The first book ever to survey this extraordinary phenomenon in its entirety, THE MIRROR OF THE GODS takes the story from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Each chapter focuses on a particular god (Diana, Apollo, Hercules, Venus, Bacchus, Jupiter) and recounts the tales about that deity, not as they appear in classical literature but as they were re-created by artists like Botticelli, Titian, Poussin and Rembrandt. Readers will never see art in quite the same way again.

About the Author: Malcolm Bull is Head of Art History at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St. Edmund Hall.

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