Tales of the Gods – Mondadori 2011
In the shadow of the most celebrated ancient heroes’ deeds, never-told-before tales flow unveiling unexpected nuances and original perspectives on the plot. Thanks to the brilliant work of one of the most acclaimed Italian illustrators, the world of Greek myths has been revisited and given a fresher outlook through his personal and vibrant touch. Barbieri’s drawings and wording unlock a new potential. Gods, Titans, Nymphs and Monsters along with humans whose lives were fated to engage with the Immortals, are sketched and outlined in a new, imaginary way, blending text and illustration, dark fantasy and poetry, modern world and legend. Ancient myths therefore become dreamlike, sensual tales where Poseidon, Aphrodite, Pegasus, the Minotaur and many more are portrayed like never before.