NARCISSUS
1579-99
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Meaning of the story
Art
In the history of Italian literature
In the history of foreign literature
Music
The story nowadays
Meaning of the story
• Narcissus and Eco: both cursed
• Egoism
• Everybody is egoistic, even if we don’t know
that it is ourselves who we love
Art
Eco and Narcissus, 1903
John William Waterhouse
Echo and NarcissusType:Art PrintSubject:Art Movement - RealismSize (cm):60
x 80Size (''):24 x 31Availability:24 Hours
Art
NARCISSUS
1579-99
Caravaggio, narcisus, 1579-99.
oil on canvas. 112x 92 cm.
National Gallery of Antique Art,
Roma.
Description
In the history of italian literature
• Torquato Tasso, he lived during the CounterReformation in the XVI century and his masterpiece
is Gerusalemme Liberata, an epic poems. He took
inspiration from the Iliade and Eneide.
In the history of italian literature
• Marini, he is a poet who lived in the XVII century,
Baroque. He wrote Modrigali about love. He deals
with the theme of the mirror, taken from the myth
of Narcissus and Eco.
In the history in foreign literature
• Based on the story
• Characters
• Referred to the story
Music
• Around 1300, Guilliaume de Machout
• 20th century, Bob Dylan : License to kill
• Genesis has a 23-minute during song with
references to the myth.
• Also other genres, like rock and metal
The story nowadays
•The narcissism
of today is
obsessed with
body care to live
longer and the
fear of an
uncertain future,
making it an be
very fragile and
uneasy
The End
Thank you for listening and have a nice evening.
Thomas, Daniel, Benedetta, Sabrina, Marta, Victoria
and Nils
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Narcissus and Echo