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.

Farnsworth House

Farnsworth House

Farnsworth House A detailed study of this modern architectural icon... the only residence built by Mies Van Der Rohe in America.


Topics and Subjects > Art History | Architecture | Mythology

Art History Article

Aphrodite in Art

Aphrodite, the alluring goddess of love and beauty, is revealed in this study of art through the ages.

In ancient art, one of the more intriguing images of the goddess Aphrodite is a work of sculpture known by the imposing title of the Ludovisi Throne. Scholars generally agree that the image depicts the birth of Aphrodite from the sea - the goddess of Love and Beauty is being helped to rise by a pair of females in silhouette. If the relief does indeed represent the birth of Aphrodite (there are other possible interpretations), then we have an early scene of the goddess emerging into the world. more in this art history article about 'Aphrodite in Art'

Artist Biography
Famous Artists at a Glance

Artists at a Glance

Artists at a Glance section features a select group of some of the most important artists who have shaped the history of art. Fine artists - that is, painters and sculptors - are the primary focus. The organization is alphabetical, with brief biographies of artists from Lawrence Alma-Tadema to Francisco de Zurbarán. more about famous artists, paintings, and sculptures

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