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Golden Medusa & Nasa astronaut, Dervis Akdemir

Golden Medusa & Nasa astronaut

Dervis Akdemir

Sculpture - 31.5 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch


Carnaval, E. Robledo


E. Robledo

Print - 15 x 22 x 1.2 inch


Hybrid Hero Sculpture, Pichi & Avo

Hybrid Hero Sculpture

Pichi & Avo

Sculpture - 14.2 x 10.6 x 10.6 inch


Diablero, Loran Meldrid


Loran Meldrid

Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch


Si No Tuvieras Miedo, Marco Battaglini

Si No Tuvieras Miedo

Marco Battaglini

Painting - 39.4 x 49.2 x 2 inch


Olympics, Rom av J.C


Rom av J.C

Sculpture - 43.3 x 43.3 x 3.1 inch


Vase en céramique gravé et peint à la main, Onie Jackson

Vase en céramique gravé et peint à la main

Onie Jackson

Design - 18.9 x 12.6 x 3.9 inch


Menelao, Marco Barberio


Marco Barberio

Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch


Gulliver, Speedy Graphito


Speedy Graphito

Print - 16.9 x 23.6 inch


Manises Achilles Céramique, Pichi & Avo

Manises Achilles Céramique

Pichi & Avo

Print - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Cosmic Messenger: The Rustic Hermes Bust 1/1, Dervis Akdemir

Cosmic Messenger: The Rustic Hermes Bust 1/1

Dervis Akdemir

Sculpture - 19.7 x 14.2 x 6.3 inch


Archiviste, Monkeybird



Painting - 16.5 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch


Arboriste, Monkeybird



Painting - 16.5 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch


Le Centaure, Brusk (DMV)

Le Centaure

Brusk (DMV)

Print - 25.6 x 19.7 inch


Hermès - You've Got a Mail, Piet Rodriguez

Hermès - You've Got a Mail

Piet Rodriguez

Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 1 inch


Skateboard, Rom av J.C


Rom av J.C

Painting - 31.5 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch


Jeux Olympiques, Rom av J.C

Jeux Olympiques

Rom av J.C

Design - 17.7 x 17.7 x 11.8 inch


Fleur de lys, Nikita

Fleur de lys


Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Minotaure, Rom av J.C


Rom av J.C

Design - 55.1 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


Chérubins, Edmond Li Bellefroid


Edmond Li Bellefroid

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


The dark side of Athena - Handmade sculpture for home decor, Dervis Akdemir

The dark side of Athena - Handmade sculpture for home decor

Dervis Akdemir

Sculpture - 21.7 x 14.6 x 7.9 inch


La larme de Demeter, Smoka

La larme de Demeter


Painting - 76.8 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch


Battle, Rom av J.C


Rom av J.C

Painting - 43.3 x 43.3 x 3.1 inch


Zeus, Smoka



Painting - 43.3 x 28.7 x 0.6 inch


Jarre, Rom av J.C


Rom av J.C

Design - 15.7 x 15.7 x 8.3 inch


Paien, Loran Meldrid


Loran Meldrid

Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch


Titan Atlas, Véronique Baleste

Titan Atlas

Véronique Baleste

Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Invictus II, Ludovic Ponze

Invictus II

Ludovic Ponze

Painting - 53.5 x 38.6 x 0.8 inch


Dragon, Sane2



Print - 16.5 x 11.4 x 0 inch


Psyché, Insane 51


Insane 51

Print - 23.6 x 23.6 inch


Prince Me, Christophe Stouvenel

Prince Me

Christophe Stouvenel

Painting - 27.6 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Baccho, C215



Print - 28 x 18.1 x 0 inch


Birth of Venus, Barbara Rosiak

Birth of Venus

Barbara Rosiak

Print - 13.4 x 10.2 inch


Lady snake, Mat Elbé

Lady snake

Mat Elbé

Painting - 13.8 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch


The fight, Smoka

The fight


Painting - 76.8 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch


Orphic hymn to Cupid, Pichi & Avo

Orphic hymn to Cupid

Pichi & Avo

Print - 25.6 x 25.6 inch


Hera, Caro Graffiti


Caro Graffiti

Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Orphical hymn to Poseidon, Pichi & Avo

Orphical hymn to Poseidon

Pichi & Avo

Print - 32.7 x 25.6 inch


Orphical hymn to Nike V, Pichi & Avo

Orphical hymn to Nike V

Pichi & Avo

Print - 37.4 x 37.4 inch


Hexagone Angel, Maxime Andriot

Hexagone Angel

Maxime Andriot

Painting - 27.6 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Méduse, Edmond Li Bellefroid


Edmond Li Bellefroid

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Bacchus, C215



Print - 28 x 18.1 inch


Pégase et Bellérophon, Samuel Favarica

Pégase et Bellérophon

Samuel Favarica

Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Apollon, Smoka



Painting - 45.7 x 31.9 x 1 inch


Medusa, Eugene Berman


Eugene Berman

Print - 18.9 x 25.6 x 0 inch


Mythologie, Rom av J.C


Rom av J.C

Painting - 32.7 x 24.8 x 1.2 inch


Medusa, Rom av J.C


Rom av J.C

Painting - 32.7 x 24.8 x 1.2 inch



There is no single mythology. There are, however, multiple, mysterious mythologies, which have been sources of fascination and terror across the centuries. Starting in Ancient Egypt and passing through Greece and Rome, we find ourselves in Scandinavia, the birthplace of Celtic myths. Art has always been linked to beliefs, and each of these belief systems and mythologies has their own aesthetic codes and cultural practices. The most popular version of mythology is undoubtedly the Greco-Roman variations, which have been retold and reconfigured time and time again throughout the ages. It has also served as a constant source of inspiration for artists, allowing them to reference common themes which facilitated the interpretation of their works. Nowadays, mythology can therefore be found in all possible artistic forms.

Apart from Antiquity, during which it was commonplace, Greco-Roman mythology first came to the fore during the 15th century. By definition, during the Renaissance it was well seen to imitate the classics by using their codes and allegories.One of the most famous example of this period is Botticelli's Venus and its virginal splendour. Venus, in fact, is one of the figures most appreciated by artists, inspiring among other things Ingres for his Grande Odalisque or Manet's Olympia. More recently, the Venus of Milo was revisited, notably by Hans Peter Feldmann and Jim Dine.

From the 16th to the 18th century, mythological paintings symbolized an ideal world for artists, nostalgic for the lost unity between man and nature. As an instrument of political propaganda, mythology was used for the glorification of monarchs and their court, syncretised in allegorical paintings. Finally, for aesthetes, mythological motifs catalysed a certain sensuality serving the ideal of pure beauty and mad passions sought by artists. Driven by the Gustave Moreau's symbolic reflections, mythology became a powerful philosophical vector at the end of the Belle Epoque.

During the 20th century, it was Klimt who was passionate about Greek aesthetics in his representation of the female figure. His representation of Danae and  while Pallas Athena embodies the woman of power. Mirroring his own situation, he painted Sappho as a melancholic artist. Recently, great names such as Jeff Koons in his Gazing Balls or Banksy through his sculptures re-used the aesthetics of the Greek statue. The American artist Adam Reeder reclaims mythology from a perspective of social commentary, representing Greek gods and heroes interacting with Apple products. In photography, too, myth inspires. Kimiko Yoshida's "Paintings" series, for example, includes famous works such as Veronese's Venus, giving them a futuristic aspect. Finally, we see Louise Bourgeois' Maman invading cities around the world, a bittersweet re-reading of the myth of Arachne.

For our contemporaries, the codes of mythology are therefore more relevant than ever in the world of art. The legacy of the Ancients will not be forgotten any time soon, especially with the recent return of fantastic epic in literature and cinema.

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