Mythology

Myths are the stories and legends we create to explain human nature, morality, and what goes bump in the night. The Sumerians told their children of god-kings enforcing justice, and radical minds like William Blake created fearsome personal mythologies of good and evil.

Danaë

Gustav Klimt — 1907-1908

Narcissus

Caravaggio — 1594-1596

Laocoön

El Greco — 1604-1614

Sisyphus

Titian — 1548-1549

Centaur

Odilon Redon — 1895-1900

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man

Antigone, by Sophocles

442 BC