Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 February 2005

496 Pages | 142 b/w & 24 color halftones, 1 map

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195219234

Bookseller Code (06)

The Mirror of the Gods

How Renaissance Artists Rediscovered the Pagan Gods

Malcolm Bull

In The Mirror of the Gods, Malcolm Bull tells the revolutionary story of how the great artists of Western Europe--from Botticelli and Leonardo to Titian and Rubens--revived the gods of ancient Greece and Rome. Each chapter focuses on a different deity and sheds dazzling new light on such familiar figures as Venus, Hercules, and Bacchus. Bull draws on hundreds of illustrations to illuminate the ancient myths through the eyes of Renaissance and Baroque artists, not as they appear in classical literature.


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