Niobe had seven sons and seven daughters, which must have made her better than Latona, who only had 2 children. Snag was, there were Apollo and Diana.
His watercolours changed, losing their painterliness and defocus. They came to depict an idyllic, outdoor family life – an aspiration for so many in northern Europe.
Wherever you are on earth, you should be able to see the constellation of Orion, when clouds permit. What was his story? Only one painting helps.
When did spiders and their webs first start appearing as motifs in paintings and prints? Who was the inspiration for Spider-Man?
Rich in wordplay, this story is almost unique to Ovid. It was oddly prescient of his own later banishment too.
His sketches and studies are wonderfully painterly, but was he painting what he saw, or what he envisaged?
The final story in Book 5 tells of the spread of grain cultivation through Europe, and attempted murder.
She wasn’t a late developer at all: for over ten years her work was shunned. Then in 1924, this started to change, as did her painting.
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Known best for his watercolours of his wife and family in their ideal and idyllic Swedish home, his work is far richer and more varied.