Inspiration: Bacchus and the Cultural History of a Creation Myth

Inspiration: Bacchus and the Cultural History of a Creation Myth

by John F. Moffitt
     
 
This book reveals the antique pedigree of a now commonplace term, "Inspiration," an essential creation-myth presently propelling notions of "self-expression" in modern art-making. Knowledge of the ancient sources and later evolution of such supposedly "modernist" fixations makes a significant contribution to our historical-cultural understanding.

Overview

This book reveals the antique pedigree of a now commonplace term, "Inspiration," an essential creation-myth presently propelling notions of "self-expression" in modern art-making. Knowledge of the ancient sources and later evolution of such supposedly "modernist" fixations makes a significant contribution to our historical-cultural understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004142794
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/14/2005
Series:
Philosophy of History and Culture Series , #22
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.23(d)

Meet the Author

John F. Moffitt, Ph.D. (1966) in Art History, University of Madrid, is Professor Emeritus of Art at New Mexico State University. He has published extensively about the historic settings of major art works; among a dozen books, his latest is Caravaggio in Context (McFarland, 2004).

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