The Place of the Antique in Early Modern Europe

This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue endeavor to highlight the various contexts in which antiquity served as an inspiration: from the use of Ovidian myth to influence on religious practices, antiquarian and proto-scientific scholarship, and the papal banquet.

The catalogues essays show how antiquity (or a particular historical conception of antiquity) influenced a range of artistic production in Europe during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.


Ingrid D. Rowland, Craig Hanson, Noriko Matsubara, Mario Periera and Allie Terry

Publication date

September 2000


Paper, 109 pages, 73 black and white images, 9 color images



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