What’s not interesting about a statue depicting a Greek hero triumphantly holding the severed head of a creature that turns people into stone statues!? (My how the tables have turned….) Antonio Canova had the right idea when he did exactly that! Let’s look… Read More
Greek, Greek Mythology, NYC, Percy Jackson, The Met
Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek mythology, Antonio Canova, art history, Caravaggio, Cellini, Greek heroes, italian, Louvre Beauty and the Bestiary, Medusa, Neoclassical, Percy Jackson, Perseus, Perseus with the Head of Medusa, THATMuse, The Met
The Italian Renaissance is home to many impressive paintings including Titian’s iconic Venus of Urbino. This sensual work encourages much discussion surrounding classical works, marriage, and female beauty. Let’s see what Titian’s painting has to say!
Art History 101, Italy, Uffizi
Ancient Greek mythology, art, art history, Classical Work, feminism, fidelity, Florence, Greek Mythology, Italian Renaissance, male gaze, manet, Marriage, Roman Mythology, Titian, Uffizi, Venus, Venus of Urbino
What do you know of Bacchus and Ariadne’s love-struck tale? Lucky for us, Titian, an Italian artist, sets (or paints) the scene!
Italy, National Gallery
Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek mythology, Ancient Romans, Ancient Rome, art, art history, Bacchus and Ariadne, Constellations, Italian Painting, London, Mythology, National Gallery, Percy Jackson, satyrs, Silenus, THATMuse, Titian
Anyone who has studied Greek mythology will have come face-to-face with the centaurs at some point. If you’ve never heard of these half-human, half-horse creatures of Ancient Greek mythology, or would like to know more about them, read… Read More