Gods & Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology
19 November 2013 - 09 February 2014
The Getty Center is unveiling a collection of drawings depicting prominent gods and heroes from Classical mythology.
Ancient Greek and Roman legends have inspired generations of European artists to illustrate the theatrical stories of Classical gods and heroes, providing a starter subject for artistic experimentation and innovation in Western culture. Curated by French art expert Edouard Kopp, this exhibition investigates these different artistic approaches to Greco-Roman mythology and its dramatic characters, focusing on European depictions dated from the Renaissance through to the 19th century. A selection of 40 varied drawings from the Getty Museum’s own collection will be on display.
19th November 2013 – 9th February 2014
The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049
Image © The J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles