Roger Diederen. Telling Tales I: Classical Images from the Dahesh Museum of Art. New York, Dahesh Museum of Art, 2001, 40pp.
Telling Tales I: Classical Images from the Dahesh Museum of Art explores ancient Greek and Roman elements in a great variety of paintings, sculptures, and drawings from the Museum’s collection. Associate Curator Roger Diederen investigates how creators of academic art in the 19th century adapted the Classical canon to their specific needs and aspirations in order to create their own masterpieces. Included are works by Alma Tadema, Bouguereau, Cermák , Fabre, Gérôme, Leighton, Pradier and others.