In the 19th century, readers enjoyed detective and ‘mystery’ novels. From 1850, artists like William Holman Hunt and Berthold Woltze tried the same in paint.
Emoji are no longer the only characters which come in full colour: OpenType-SVG fonts are now available in full colour too, and simple to use in macOS 10.14 and iOS 12.
He painted a succession of fine works after his return from Venice, including superb portraits, Christ at the Column, and finally Saint Sebastian.
One of the most important works of art in Europe, it was started by Hubert van Eyck, but completed by his younger brother Jan. Here’s its story.
A succinct summary of Dante’s ascent of the mountain-island of Purgatory, with the best of the paintings from Blake to Rossetti.
Here are the answers you’ve been waiting for. How many did you get this week?
As narrative painting went into decline, Ophelia became even more popular. From Henrietta Rae through sub-aqua views to Waterhouse’s obsession.
Millais’ wonderful painting of Ophelia wasn’t the first such work. From West and Delacroix to Rossetti and Bastien-Lepage, here she is.
Three more riddles to tease your mind over the weekend. Answers will be posted here on Monday.
Is it worth entering author name, title, keywords and so on in a document’s Properties?