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Flying Too Close to the Sun - Myths in Art from Classical to Contemporary, 2018

Book

Hardback, 264 pages, 220 illustrations

9.88 x 11.38 in

25.1 x 28.9 cm

The first major survey to reveal the ways in which Classical mythology has inspired art throughout the last 2,500 years.

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    About The Work

    From the films of Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers to Margaret Atwood's books and Arcade Fire's songs, Classical Greek and Roman myths continue to be a source of cultural inspiration. The struggles of heroes, both triumphant and tragic, with gods, monsters, and fate, exert a particular grip on our imagination. Visual artists have long expressed and reworked these foundational stories. This is the first book to unite myth-inspired artworks by ancient, modern, and contemporary artists, from Botticelli and Caravaggio to Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.

    Courtesy of Phaidon

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