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Medea´s Love - and the Quest for the Golden Fleece

Hosted by a member of the Wiesbaden-Mainz Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 07 Feb 18:00 - 20:00

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I would like to invite you to this special exhibition at the Protected content

"The major special exhibition “Medea’s Love and the Quest for the Golden Fleece” will recount an important tale of Greek mythology: It is the story of a fabulous adventure and a great love that ends in disaster. Original Greek and Roman sculptures, vases, paintings and wall paintings from the Vesuvian cities of Pompeii and Stabiae will illustrate the voyage of the Argonauts and the love of Jason and Medea. Important loans from such institutions as the British Museum in London, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, the Paris Louvre and the Vatican Museums in Rome will bring the events to life – the perilous maritime expedition of the Greek prince Jason and the Argonauts, the capture of the Golden Fleece and the murderous deeds of the two lovers.

“Medea’s Love and the Quest for the Golden Fleece” moreover draws on very recent research on imagery illustrating the Greek myths, in particular the saga of the Argonauts. Since their rediscovery in Protected content , the interpretation of the famous Quirinal bronzes, the so-called Terme Boxer and Terme Ruler has been a matter of controversy. Investigations carried out in the context of the Protected content polychromy research have yielded new findings on the formal and narrative designs of the two bronzes and confirmed their interpretation as figures from one of the key adventures of the Argonaut saga. The statues have thus come to be a main focus of the exhibition project, for which elaborate reconstructions of them have been realized."

For better understanding the Medea´s story I really recommend to use this special digitorial, also in English:
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