Three knights are trapped in a Magic Castle, each looking for their beloved. Angelica leads them to freedom, but keeps vanishing. Tales of shipwreck and treachery too.
His bathers and portraits remained very popular, with their soft focus. His landscapes remained more experimental, thankfully.
After Rossetti’s death in 1882, Marie Spartali Stillman kept his obsession alive. Then can Odilon Redon, who also fell for the story of Beatrice.
Rossetti was obsessed with Beatrice, sometimes the literary figure from Dante’s ‘Vita Nuova’, other times that from the Divine Comedy. He was also obsessed with his models Lizzie Siddall and Jane Morris.
Claimed to be Dante’s beloved, Beatrice Portinari has become one of the most painted women in history. But she may have been symbolic rather than physical. Paintings by Blake and others.
Ruggiero rescues Angelica, but is unable to kill the orc. After they fly off together, he tries his luck but she becomes invisible and escapes. Orlando then kills the orc and rescues Olimpia.
Faithful Queen Olimpia is abandoned by her treacherous husband on a remote island. Ruggiero escapes on the hippogriff, and comes across Angelica, who is being fed to the orc.
The Umbrellas, a portrait of Julie Manet, three landscapes painted alongside Paul Cézanne near Aix – some of the best paintings from these years.
Four hundred years ago today, de Koninck was born. Celebrate his birth by immersing yourself in these wonderful Dutch landscapes.
Reputed to have been a pupil of Rembrandt, he excelled in painting wide views of the flat countryside near the city of Haarlem.