Monday, 27 August 2012

A Brief History of Hermes in ART

How the Greeks and Romans depicted Hermes in ART.

The earliest images of Hermes show a mature adult with a beard.




but this changes about the beginning of the hellenistic era



Hermes loses his beard and appears younger

then we have the Roman version



finally here's a modern depiction ... ye sit is a page form a comic book EARTH2 but Nicola Scott does excellent art and I wanted to show you a modern use of a mythic image.