As early as in the 19th century, philosophers such as Friedrich Schiller and Friedrich Schelling
noted the crisis of contemporary culture contrasting it with idealized model of classical
Greece. Contemporary artists who reach both for the mythological content and the classical
art form, are not always apologists for antiquity and its values. Usually we do not trust
them but suspect them of irony. Also modernizing myths awakens our mistrust and a certain
degree of scepticism. It should be noted, however, their art proves that where the myth
is used in art, there we can expect discussion about values. So we cannot judge that the myth
is in crisis, as it gives rise to a discussion of the foundations of our culture.