This is a complete powerpoint presentation about Art & Literature as it pertains to Mythology, its characters and stories. There are many slides for your review in the slideshow box shown here with this listing.
EXCERPT: Art & Mythology
Art lovers are used to religion dominating early art works. But mythology was also an enticing lure to artists. Myths endure up to the present day as alluring subject matter. Belief and faith are not required in myths. They are known to be fictional, which is fine.
Although myths frequently come to us from Greek and Roman mythology, they also come to us from fairy tales, fables, folk lore, legends and other fictional resources.
Later on in the presentation, we will see that artist Andy Warhol makes a compelling argument that modern mythical characters are even more potent than ones from centuries ago. His myths involve The Wicked Witch of the West, Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus, among other subjects.
Art and literature often come together with myths. After all, they are as wonderful to look at as they are to read. Many books of myths come illustrated by these art works, which adds to the experience. Fairy tales, in particular, rarely are issued without art work.
Myths are possessed by every group of people, every culture, on the planet. They are a collection of stories a group of people tell to explain themselves and their culture. Today’s “urban legends” are nothing more than myths being spread in a new way, on the internet.
Our goal with this presentation is to study the visual imagery of myths as created by artists.