Orpheus and Eurydice: A living Myth in Words and Images
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the most, if not the greatest ancient Greek myth. Through its story of Eurydice’s death and Orpheus’ descent into the underworld to find her, it describes poetically and visually, the nature of love, of meaning, of painful loss and how we must be reminded of the need for implicitness. This lecture will reflect on the myth itself, and on how other philosophers, poets and artists have described this myth; Iain McGilchrist, Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin.
Speaker Mary Attwood is an art historian, author and mentor with a lifelong interest in the ways in which our perceptions of art can awaken us to a deeper, embodied dimension of being which we have lost in our post-modern age. She holds a BA (hons) in the History of Art from London University, where she studied Italian late medieval and renaissance art and architecture, and an MA with distinction in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred.
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