Art History Project
- Rebecca Whyte |
This piece ties with mythology through the stories of Medusa. Medusa was a woman with snakes attached to her head like hair who could turn men to stone with a glance.
This piece shows mythology through the base. The base of the Olympic Fire is based on the myth of Promethius, while the Olympic motto is enscribed around the flame.
The Figure of Venus Marina shows mythology through Venus' background. Venus is one of the twelve Olympian Gods, the goddess of love and beauty.
The medallion shows Mithras slaying the bull on the top half of the medallion. The Mithras cult was spread by Roman soldiers and was known for taking part in rituals and personal salvation.
This is a statue of the Egyptian king, showing powere of lower and upper Egypt.The Egyptian king ties with myth because he was known as Horus, a manifestation of god and son of Orsiris.
Lord Krishna is the inspiration which founded many ideas such as religious beliefs, spirituality, literary and artistic thoughts. Lord Krishna provides cultural influence for over two hundred decades.
The acient goddess was also known as "The Great Mother". The Great Mother was considered a representative of life, regeneration, mysterious nature, and guardian of the living.
The Ten Incarnations represent the incarnations of Vishnu, depicted in Hindu mythology. It was thought that Vishnu would come back in different incarnations or "avatars" to help protect the Earth.
Cang Xin Myth was created by Cang Xin to represent nature. Cang Xin Myth was created using "the five basic elements". The elements listed are gold, water, fire, wood, and earth as the medium.
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Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The J. Paul Getty Museum
National Museum - New Delhi
The Olympic Museum
Today Art Museum
Korean Art Museum Association
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