The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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title | Hebe

artist | Antonio Canova

style | Neoclassicism

Art History at a Glance

In Classical mythology, Hebe was the personification of eternal youth. This enchanting goddess also played a role as the cup-bearer for the divinities who resided on Mt. Olympus. And Neoclassical artist Antonio Canova has captured Hebe perfectly in this work of sculpture. With a graceful gesture, the goddess holds one arm aloft, and pours nectar from a golden vessel into a cup. Other gold accents take the form of jewelry, including a necklace and a diadem, and together contrast with Hebe's fashionably pale skin.

For More Information

An article about Hebe in Classical mythology is available at Mythography.


This beautiful book (which is a part of the Phaidon Art & Ideas series) features information about the Neoclassical style. It is an insightful and delightful introduction to an important period in the history of art.