Flying Too Close to the Sun

Myths in Art from Classical to Contemporary
James Cahill, 2018
Hardback 264 pages
Publisher: Phaidon
ISBN: 9780714875231
Dimensions: 250 x 290 mm

The first major survey to reveal the ways in which Classical mythology has inspired art throughout the last 2,500 years


From the films of Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers to Margaret Atwood's books and Arcade Fire's songs, Classical Greek and Roman myths continue to be a source of cultural inspiration. The struggles of heroes, both triumphant and tragic, with gods, monsters, and fate, exert a particular grip on our imagination. Visual artists have long expressed and reworked these foundational stories. This is the first book to unite myth-inspired artworks by ancient, modern, and contemporary artists, from Botticelli and Caravaggio to Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.


Flying Too Close to the Sun: Myths in Art from Classical to Contemporary
£ 39.95