Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth

27 September 2014 — 1 March 2015
The College Store, 2 Station Avenue, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA Brunswick (ME)

From Hendrick September 27, 2014 – March 1, 2015 you can see Goltzius: Mythology and Truth at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.


The prints by the Dutch engraver, draftsman, and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617) are dazzling for their technical refinement and provocative sensuality. An enormously talented portraitist and an eloquent narrator of ancient myths and religious legend, Goltzius was the equivalent of an art-world star of early modern Europe whose light has not faded over the last four hundred years. This introduction to Goltzius’s art focuses on prints that were recently donated to Bowdoin by Charles Pendexter and David P. Becker, Class of 1970.