Greek mythology

The caduceus, constantly mistaken for the Rod of Asclepius, has been wrongly used as a medical symbol for a little over one hundred years. Although they are often used interchangeably in contemporary…
Sando Botticelli’s Primavera, or Allegory of Spring, while pleasant to look at, conceals a complex meaning that, even to this day, scholars are still not in agreement about

Can the visual arts capture movement in stillness? This slideshow traces the representation of dance, particularly of…

How an idealized visual representation of the male form that originated in Ancient Greece has survived more or less intact until today
The embodiment of classical femininity, the goddess Venus has taken many forms throughout art history.
Underneath the veneer of classical beauty and harmony, Antonio Canova was a great innovator who modernized sculpture.

Sculptor Petah Coyne treats her materials as a sort of language with which to share stories, drawing inspiration from literary sources as diverse as Greek mythology and Charles Dickens. (…

London - A bronze cast of Sir Alfred Gilbert’s breakthrough work, Perseus Arming, is one of the leading lots in Bonhams Important Design Sale in London on Wednesday 25 October. It…