The Odyssey and Ancient Art: An Epic in Word and Image
The Odyssey and Ancient Art: An Epic in Word and Image (Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, 1992)
Rare and exquisitely insightful Bard College exhibition catalogue exploring how the great verbal imagery of the Odyssey was translated into physical objects in antiquity and survive today to provide a window into this compelling work by Homer. The book explores the great themes of the Odyssey sequentially and explores how they were rendered in art during the Late Geometric, Orientalizing, Archaic, and Hellenistic Greek Periods, as well as the Roman Period. Very helpful to collectors as objects appearing on the market may often be a direct or indirect reference to the visual storytelling of Homer’s classic.
A limited number of brand new copies. Softcover. 200 pages with more than 60 black & white plates. A must have reference.