Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology
Date: Daily through February 9, 2014,
Location: West Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center
Greco-Roman mythology has inspired and challenged generations of draftsmen to depict the colorful and dramatic stories of the classical gods and heroes. Depending on when and where they worked, artists have approached these subjects very differently, sometimes treating them as a mere pretext for visual experimentation. Through a selection of nearly forty drawings from the Getty Museum's collection, dating from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, this exhibition explores the pictorial representation of myths that have been instrumental in the formation of Western culture.