Artibus et Historiae no. 48 (XXIV)

2003, ISSN 0391-9064

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PAUL BAROLSKY - The Spirit of Pygmalion

By looking closely at a brief description of Pygmalion in Vasari's Lives and comparing it to Ovid's version of the myth, this essay suggests that Vasari's allusion is a subtle transformation of a classical poetic fable of artistic creation into a spiritual allegory grounded in Genesis.

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