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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Mythology in Ancient Art
Mythology and religion were such a significant part of life in the ancient world that it is not surprising to learn that mythological subjects played an enormous role in Greek and Roman art as well. Indeed, in order to understand ancient art, at least a bit of knowledge about mythology is necessary. So consider this section to be an introduction to the subject of mythology in ancient art - and should you want to know more about mythology, please visit Mythography.

In the following pages, two of the basic categories of mythological characters are covered - gods and heroes. Ancient artists were endlessly fond of portraying images of their gods and goddesses in sculpture on on vases. In addition, the legends and stories of heroes and heroines were also immortalized in stone and paint. Learning about these denizens of mythology forms the foundation for an understanding of Greek and Roman art.

Gods and Goddesses | The Greek gods and goddesses were a perennial source of inspiration to ancient vase painters and sculptors - from the Olympian deities, such as Aphrodite and Zeus, to other spirits, the divine realm was fodder for artists hungry to represent idealized beauty.

Heroes and Heroines | coming soon!...
The mythical figures referred to as heroes and heroines were also important to both the Greeks and Romans, and these mythological characters appear regularly in works of ancient art; some notable heroic characters are Hercules, Adonis, Ariadne, and Perseus.

Art & Myth in Ancient Greece

This book by T.H. Carpenter is an essential resource for anyone interested in ancient Greek art and mythology.