The Mougins Museum of Classical Art and the Mougins Espace Culturel are running a fine exhibition about ancient Greeks and Roman heroes – looking at how they have been represented across the centuries. It’s your chance to get up close with Roman mosaics, Greek statues and other wonders of the ancient world. And you can compare them with paintings and sculptures by more recent artists including paintings and drawings by Cézanne, Picasso, Pinelli, Renoir, Rubens and sculptures by Arman, Quinn, Sosno and others.
Homer used the word hero to refer to a man fought on either side during the Trojan War. But gradually that changed to become anyone whose tomb or shrine was a sacred place because he’d been so famous, or because of his bravery in death. A hero was more than human but less than a god.