Hercules: Renaissance Hero

When
Event has passed (Wed Jul 10, 2013 - Sun Nov 24, 2013)
Where
Cantor Arts Center
Time
11am-5pm
Tags
Art

Description

With images by Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Golzius, and 12 of their contemporaries, this exhibition illustrates how Renaissance artists imagined Hercules, a mythical Greek demigod endowed with exceptional strength. The 26 prints and drawings on view show him in both guises by which he was then known: as a hero performing extraordinary feats and and as an exemplar of virtue, a role he was given by humanists who viewed his deeds allegorically

Location

location
  1. Cantor Arts Center

    328 Lomita Dr, Palo Alto, CA