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Q: Social Groups/Artists and Greek mythology ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Social Groups/Artists and Greek mythology
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: rustyell-ga
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Posted: 21 Jul 2006 06:11 PDT
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Question ID: 748243
Were there any social groups or groups of artists in either the 1940's
or 1950's in England or America, who followed or were obsessed by
greek mythology? If so, what were they called and where we they based?

(you will be helping a significant Shakespeare production if so - will
reveal all to the answerer!)

Request for Question Clarification by silviares-ga on 21 Jul 2006 17:43 PDT
Hello rustyell-ga 

you might refer to Neo Classicism. These movement was in effect at
various times between the 18th and the 20th centuries. It began after
ca 1765, as a reaction against both the surviving Baroque and Rococo
styles, and as a desire to return to the perceived "purity" of the
arts of Rome and of Ancient Greek arts.

There was an entire 20th century movement in the Arts which was also
called Neo-classicism. It encompassed at least music, philosophy, and
literature. It was between the end of World War I and the end of World
war II.

This literary neo-classical movement rejected the extreme romanticism
of (for example) dada, in favour of restraint, religion (specifically
Christianity) and a reactionary political programme.

Although the foundations for this movement in English literature were
laid by T.E. Hulme, the most famous neoclassicists were T.S. Eliot and
Wyndham Lewis.

Is this what you were referring to ? I can point you to more details
if this is what you were looking for


Request for Question Clarification by silviares-ga on 24 Jul 2006 10:43 PDT
Hello rustyell-ga 
did you get a chance to see my request for clarification ? Was this
what you were referring to ?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Social Groups/Artists and Greek mythology
From: answerfinder-ga on 21 Jul 2006 07:44 PDT
I suspect not, not any meaningful group anyway. Greek mythology in
painting finished at the end of the Victorian period in the UK.
Subject: Re: Social Groups/Artists and Greek mythology
From: myoarin-ga on 21 Jul 2006 11:26 PDT
Rusty, if you have serious reasons to think that such group(s)
existed, any, ANY information you know could help a Researcher:  a
source of a reference to such group, a name, a vague mention of such a
group as part of or as an offshoot of another known group, a painting
(other type of work?), ... ?

Let us know.
Subject: Re: Social Groups/Artists and Greek mythology
From: amber00-ga on 21 Jul 2006 15:33 PDT
Well, the poet Robert Graves published "The White Goddess" in 1948,
and "The Greek Myths" in 1955. So you could have a theatrical setting
in his artistic community in Deya (Majorca).

Here's a link to a site about The White Goddess:

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