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Classical Mythology (CLICK)

La jeunesse de Bacchus. (1884) youth of bacchus.jpg

Renaissance artists, with rekindled interest in classical antiquity, began portraying mythological subjects in addition to traditional Christian themes.  There existed a growing interest in the gods and goddesses of old--Bacchus, Apollo, Athena, and the like.  Since that time, the triangle (a musical instrument not known to exist in classical antiquity) has been depicted in art alongside musical instruments of the day, in a variety of mythological settings.  This Exhibit seeks to share these depictions of the triangle as artists re-imagined the instrument back into mythology, perhaps also giving mythology an upgraded look and feel along the way.