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Diana and Callisto

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Description: Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso
Bruegel’s painting of the fall of Icarus is surely one of the greatest and most beloved of all the works of art that Ovid inspired. The painter reminds the viewer of certain details in Ovid’s text: for example, the shepherd who rests his weight upon his crook and the ploughman working with his plough...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.111-143

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