CaixaForum Barcelona invites visitors to the Olympus of the gods
Barcelona, 15 October 2020
- Art and Myth. Gods at the Prado takes a wide-ranging look at Greco-Roman mythology and its representation throughout art history in paintings, sculptures and objects from the mid-first century BC to the mid-nineteenth century. Organised diachronically and based on 64 works from the collections of the Prado Museum, the exhibition features such key figures in art history as Rubens, Ribera and Zurbarán, among many others.
- This journey around the Olympus of the gods is divided into eight thematic sections and presents different representations of gods and interpretations of the same mythological episodes, enabling the visitor to appreciate the iconographic, geographic and chronological wealth of the Prado’s collections.
- Moreover, a number of elements, including an audiovisual featuring various voices from today’s world, seen in Barcelona for the first time, suggest comparisons between the classical discourse of the works on show with contemporary twenty-first-century myths.