The curious story of the countess who rode naked through the city of Coventry to win its people a cut in taxes, and Wanda of Kraków.
Category Archive: Life
Robin Hood, who robbed the bad to help the poor, and his colleagues William Tell, Oleksa Dovbush and Holger Danske.
Started training in 1815, first commission in 1819, set his sights on the Salon of 1822, and made his name with ‘The Barque of Dante’.
Neptune’s trident has three tines, while Pluto’s is a bident with only two. Or it could be a pitchfork. How to read them in paintings.
Optical principles are straightforward, but can become extremely complex in practice. Examples from Jan van Eyck to Hodler and Signac.
After training in Moscow and St Petersburg, he taught in Kyiv. Gained international acclaim at the Venice Biennale in 1928, but starved to death in the famine of 1946-47.
The Greeks destroy Troy, then sail away until caught in gales. Sheltering off Thrace Achilles ghost demands human sacrifice.
Paintings by Marie Spartali Stillman, Philip Wilson Steer, Paul Helleu, and William Dyce, and photography by Julia Margaret Cameron.
Paintings by JMW Turner, Clarkson Stanfield, William Dyce, John Brett, Whistler, Berthe Morisot and others.
Overview of David’s Neoclassicism, his teacher Guérin, the influence of Constable and Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa, his friends, and rival Ingres.