Milton’s own book-by-book summary with a selection of the finest paintings and illustrations, and links to individual articles.
Not well known now, she features in two myths which have been extensively painted by Tintoretto, Carracci, Brueghel, and Claude Lorrain.
Response to Courbet’s ‘Burial at Ornans’, a curious work by Edvard Munch, and very disturbing thoughts about burial alive.
Little painted until Courbet’s huge ‘Burial at Ornans’, most were drawn from classical mythology or history, and one showing the Hutsul people of the Ukraine.
On returning from Australia and New Zealand, he painted commissions for Queen Victoria of state occasions, before going back to views of New Zealand.
Between about 1814 and 1836, Constable painted many fine skyscapes, and in the 1820s indulged in ‘skying’, oil sketches of the sky above him.
He wins himself the admiration of two rich American collectors, while returning to Sweden to paint in the country.
In which Michael tells Adam of the prophets to come, and the life of Jesus Christ, before leading Adam and Eve out of Paradise.
A murky figure who is distinguished by being triple-bodied. Associated with crossroads, the moon and night, and sorcery.
How William Merritt Chase’s beard changed, beards in literature such as ‘Faust’, Bluebeard, Redbeard, and beware of the moustache.