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Exhibition October 16, 2020 − January 31

Changing Forms: Metamorphoses in Art

The Barbera Institute of Fine Arts hosts an exhibition"Changing Forms: Metamorphoses in Art".

The exposition contains prints and drawings inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses: from Flemish etchings of the mid-16th century to drawings of the early 20th century by the French artist Andre Derain and engravings of the 1950s by the German surrealist Max Ernst.

More than 250 myths are woven together by themes of psychological and physical transformation, as well as love, persecution and punishment to create the epic poem of Ovid (43 BC - 17 AD) "Metamorphoses". These questions have plagued European artists for centuries and made the poem more widely illustrated than any other book in the ancient world with the exception of the Bible.

Based on site materialsBarbera Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham.