Ovid Slideshow

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This is a slideshow about the Roman poet Ovidius Publius Naso and the western European art his work inspired.

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  • An 1887 statue of Ovid in Constanta, Romania. Ovid was exiled to the nearby village of Tomis
  • The famous French artist Eugene Delacroix produced this painting of Ovid in exile at the Black Sea port of Tomis.
  • Ovid Slideshow

    1. 1. Ovidius Publius Naso This statue was erected in 1887 in Constantia, Romania, the city which includes the tiny village of Tomis to which Ovid was exiled from 8 CE until his death nine years later.
    2. 2. Ovid, il Naso “ The Nose,” named partly for his ability to sniff out gossip in the elite circles of Imperial Rome.
    3. 3. Ovid as European Literary Star The frontispiece of George Sandy’s 1632 edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
    4. 4. Ovid and the Scythians In 1859, prominent French painter Eugene Delacroix imagined Ovid in exile.
    5. 5. Ovid inspired many later works of western European art. <ul><li>As western Europe revived from the collapse of the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages, the elite began to look at the past to create an historical memory tying them to what they considered to be great cultures. </li></ul>Greece and Rome provided inspiring models for those who wanted great power and glory, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses embodied an intriguing mythological world which could be adapted both to romantic fantasy and to medieval Christianity.
    6. 6. And Metamorphoses is till in print today.
    7. 7. The Fall of Icarus Pieter Breughel the Elder,1555
    8. 8. In 1563, Metamorphoses inspired this view of God resolving chaos and creating the world.
    9. 9. This 1589 publication showed Prometheus bringing fire to the world and creating man.
    10. 10. Pan and Syrinx Peter Paul Rubens, 1617
    11. 11. Apollo and Daphne In 1622, Gianlorenzo Bernini sculpted marble to show Daphne being transformed into a tree.
    12. 12. Polyphemus & Acis (1703)
    13. 13. Pygmalion & Galatea Jean-Leon Gerome, 1870
    14. 14. Echo and Narcissus John William Waterhouse, 1903
    15. 15. Metamorphoses
    16. 16. Metamorphoses: The Age of Bronze
    17. 17. Metamorphoses
    18. 18. Metamorphoses

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