Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece (Paperback)
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Short Description for Myth into Art This is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. It focuses on the problem of narrative, the different means by which poet and painter tell the same story, rather than presenting a conventional survey of Greek myths.
- Published: 01 May 1994
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415067935 ISBN 10: 0415067936
- Sales rank: 719,721
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Full description for Myth into Art
Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side, the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual sources in the study of Greek myth.