Interactive Exhibitions: Gods in Art
On this page you will find twenty of the most frequently represented Greek and Roman gods and goddesses in Western art. Each god is illustrated with a work of art, where you can learn their specific atributes, symbols, and ways to recognize them. Below each picture is information about the image, a short introduction to the figure, as well as a list of other attributes or scenes in which they can commonly be found.
The images, which include paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, tapestries, and works on paper, range from antiquity to the 19th century, covering a variety of geographical areas and artistic traditions. Some examples are canonical, while others are more obscure.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to access each god or goddess's interactive exhibition.
Aphrodite/Venus Apollo Ares/Mars Artemis/Diana
Athena/Minerva Chloris/Flora Demeter/Ceres Dionysus/Bacchus
Eos/Aurora Eros/Cupid Galatea Hades/Pluto Hephestus/Vulcan Hera/Juno Hermes/Mercury Hestia/Vesta Nike/Victoria Persephone/Proserpine Poseidon/Neptune Zeus/Jupiter