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Exhibition Detail
Hercules: Renaissance Hero
Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA 94305-5060


July 10th, 2013 - December 1st, 2013
Opening: 
July 10th, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Hercules and the Lernean Hydra, Battista dell\'Angelo del MoroBattista dell'Angelo del Moro,
Hercules and the Lernean Hydra,
1552, Etching. Lent by Kirk Edward Long
© Courtesy of Cantor Arts Center
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With images by Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Golzius, and 12 of their contemporaries, this exhibition illustrates how Renaissance artists imagined Hercules, a mythical Greek demigod endowed with exceptional strength. The 26 prints and drawings on view show him in both guises by which he was then known: as a hero performing extraordinary feats and and as an exemplar of virtue, a role he was given by humanists who viewed his deeds allegorically.

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