Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève
Rue Charles-Galland 2
Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00
- Public transportation
- Adapted for families
09.05.2019 - 22.02.2020
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.