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Some Typologies and Artistic Representations of Medusa in Art History
Some Typologies and Artistic Representations of Medusa in Art History

Author(s): Laura Sînziana CUCIUC ROMANESCU
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Editura Muzicală
Keywords: Medusa; Gorgone; Greek Mythology; Greek Art; symbolysm; symbols

Summary/Abstract: As many of us already know, Medusa is one of the most popular and enduring figures of Greek mythology. Long after many other figures from Greek myth have been forgotten, she continues to live in our contemporary culture and is a real inspiration for artists, historians and writers. The study of the correlation between style and subject-matter in Medusa representations through art history have proven that certain subjects were thought to call for a particular stylistic treatment . For example, hellenistic engraved portraits were always executed in a varying mixture of realistic and idealistic features until the verism of the late Republic. This study purpose is to present some representative typologies of mythologycal creature Medusa in art history, from Ancient Greece, to Caravaggio and up to modern art.

  • Issue Year: IV/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 147-157
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English