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Mythologia - Gods, Heroes, and Monsters
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205


October 20th, 2012 - January 27th, 2013
Opening: 
October 20th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
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The lives of ancient Greeks and Romans were profoundly shaped by the myths and stories they told about gods, heroes, monsters, and fantastical creatures. Long after these civilizations shed their ancient belief systems, their compelling myths persisted in the work of artists who drew inspiration from the rich classical narratives, adopting them to convey moral, ethical, and aesthetic lessons. Mythologia complements the major exhibition The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece by exploring the use of Greek and Roman mythology in the graphic arts from the Renaissance to today. Featuring approximately 70 prints, drawings, and artists’ books, this exhibition will highlight work by old and modern masters including Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Max Klinger, Lovis Corinth, and Pablo Picasso, who all recognized the enduring power that resides in myth.


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