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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Greek Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Art
Gods and goddesses were popular subjects in the art of ancient Greece. These figures of myth and legend appear frequently on vase paintings and also in works of sculpture. From intricate reliefs, to the famous free standing statues that seem to symbolize ancient art, Greek sculptors immortalized their deities in marble and stone. In order to understand Greek art, therefore, it is essential to know and recognize the gods and goddesses. The list that follows features the names and roles of the major Olympians (please note - information about the Greek gods is adapted from Mythography - our site about mythology here at Loggia.com).

Aphrodite | goddess of love and beauty

Apollo | god of the arts and archery

Ares | god of war

Artemis | goddess of the hunt

Athena | goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts

Demeter | goddess of agriculture and fertility

Dionysos | god of wine and the theatre

Hephaistos | god of metal-workers

Hera | goddess of marriage

Hermes | god of merchants

Poseidon | god of the sea

Zeus | god of the sky and ruler of the Olympians


Art & Myth in Ancient Greece

This book by T.H. Carpenter is an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about the relationship between ancient Greek art and mythology. With over 370 illustrations of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, this book contains a wealth of information about the influential art - and myth - of the ancient world.