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‘Art and myth. The Gods of the Prado’ opens its doors on 15 October at the CaixaFòrum

Art, myths and iconography

On October 15th, CaixaFòrum will open the exhibition 'Art and Myth. The Gods of the Prado', which can be seen until next year.

According to Herodotus, it was Hesiod and Homer who were responsible for Greek mythology, writing about their appearance, their relationships and telling their stories. Since then, mythology has been a great source of inspiration for artists from different fields and their representations have filled works of art for centuries. The exhibition 'Art and Myth. The Gods of the Prado', which will open at CaixaFòrum on Thursday 15th of October, takes a look at mythological characters and their representation throughout history thanks to a series of works selected from the collections of the Prado National Museum. You can visit it until 14 March 2021.

In this exhibition you can see sculptures, paintings and medals from the first century BC to the eighteenth century AD arranged to create a reflection on the figures represented on a historical level and also the influence and changes they have undergone until today. The works are not organised chronologically, but by iconography, as the aim is to give importance to the specific figures and not so much to the formal evolution of the art itself.

Entry to CaixaFòrum costs 6 euros and is valid for all exhibitions. You can buy it at this link, where you will have to choose the day and time from which you can enter the centre in order to guarantee a safe capacity for those attending.

Publication date: Monday, 12 October 2020
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