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Ovid’s masterpiece, Metamorphoses, is a rich subject for a theme-based presentation of the fi ne arts collections linked to Antiquity.

Ovid’s masterpiece, Metamorphoses, is a rich subject for a theme-based presentation of the fi ne arts collections linked to Antiquity. This epic poem runs deep through Western culture, both on a literary and an iconographic level, but also invites us to examine the creative process. Several themes will be covered in room 15 through the works in the collections, from ancient art to contemporary art: the world undergoing creation and constant mutation; desire as the origin of metamorphoses; metamorphosis as being “between two states” which, like art, indefinitely remodels space and time. Centred on the fortunes of Ovid in modern times, room 23 will house a selection of 16th and 17th century engravings showing the wealth of formal inventions and moral and philosophical interpretations triggered by the Metamorphoses.

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Location Musées d'Art et d'Histoire - MAH
Rue Charles-Galland 2
1206 Genève
Schweiz
Event Homepage https://www.geneve.com/en/see-do/events/
Price
Free entrance
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am - 18 pm
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Event dates

  • 23 January 2020
  • 24 January 2020
  • 25 January 2020
  • 26 January 2020
  • 27 January 2020
  • 28 January 2020
  • 29 January 2020
  • 30 January 2020
  • 31 January 2020
  • 01 February 2020
  • 02 February 2020
  • 03 February 2020
  • 04 February 2020
  • 05 February 2020
  • 06 February 2020
  • 07 February 2020
  • 08 February 2020
  • 09 February 2020
  • 10 February 2020
  • 11 February 2020
  • 12 February 2020
  • 13 February 2020
  • 14 February 2020
  • 15 February 2020
  • 16 February 2020

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Musée d'art et d'histoire
Rue Charles-Galland 2
1206 Genève
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)22 418 26 00
Fax +41 (0)22 418 26 01
mah@ville-ge.ch
institutions.ville-geneve.ch

Date

10. May 2019 - 16. February 2020

Contact

Musée d'art et d'histoire
Rue Charles-Galland 2
1206 Genève
Phone  +41 (0)22 418 26 00
institutions.ville-geneve.ch

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