Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts

Image courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Image courtesy American Federation of Arts.

The artists who created the 140 paintings, sculptures and pieces on paper comprising Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s latest exhibit looked to the classical world with an ardor reserved for gods. Today, we look at those artists the same way – sources for inspiration on themes and creative execution. Among the artists represented in Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts are Rembrandt, Nicholas Poussin, Albrecht Dürer, Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and François Boucher, and they’re some of the most famed “graduates” of the influence of École des Beaux-Arts, Paris’ original school of fine arts and a repository for works by European masters between the 17th and 19th centuries. Gods and Heroes goes on exhibit at 415 Couch Drive beginning Saturday, June 21, and continues through Sept. 14. For more, visit www.okcmoa.com.



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