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Classical Mythology in European Art


This teaching packet discusses Greek and Roman mythology as a source for themes in art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Two booklets—one written for young readers—discuss works of art and relate mythological stories and adventures. Image CD or slideset includes 20 works of art, five color study prints, and two booklets.

The Classical Mythology in European Art loan packet includes:

  • a 64-page overview booklet
  • an 88-page booklet for young readers, The Whole Truth...and Other Myths: Retelling Ancient Tales
  • five color study prints
  • an image CD.

Artists included: Alfred André, Michelangelo Anselmi, Arnold Böcklin, Annibale Carraci, Dosso Dossi, El Greco, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Louis Lemoyne, Claude Lorrain, Paul Manship, Neroccio de' Landi, Jean-Marc Nattier, Barnett Newman, Odilon Redon, Peter Paul Rubens, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Antoine Watteau, and Joseph Wright

This teaching packet is available free of charge for a nine-month loan period, permitting extended use in classroom or library settings.

Classical Mythology in European Art
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