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ANCIENT IMAGES, MODERN EYES: THE CLASSICAL WORLD IN MODERN MEDIA & ADVERTISING
ANCIENT IMAGES, MODERN EYES:
THE CLASSICAL WORLD IN MODERN MEDIA & ADVERTISING
Wednesday, 6th March 2019
The University of Warwick – Westwood Campus
Attendance – Free of Charge
An exciting day of interactive workshops, discussions and activities on the theme of Classical Antiquity as it appears in modern media and advertising
Beginning with the Renaissance and happening as recently as Ariana Grande’s video for the hit song God is a Woman, the ancient – and most often the Classical – world has been a constant source of inspiration for the visual media we create. Whether we reference it allusively or borrow from it directly, the Classical World has never gone out of fashion when it comes to art, advertising and design – and shows no sign of doing so.
Why does modernity seemingly have such an obsession with all things ancient and mythical? In what ways has classical imagery been used to be persuasive, beautiful, aspirational or evocative? How might our continued reliance on this imagery serve to enshrine negative or derogatory ideas concerning race, gender and aesthetics?