Escape to the island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, for a drop of sunshine in these superb paintings by Carl Blechen, Albert Bierstadt, and others.
A girl is brought up as a boy. All goes well until they want to marry. Then the gods intervene. A very modern story from 2,000 years ago, with paintings.
The Norns, personifications of day and night, minor deities, and the Wild Hunt. Shown in paintings rather than book illustrations.
Including Thor, Odin, Valkyries, Freya, Loki, and Baldr, with a selection of fine paintings rather than book illustrations.
Extensive bibliography, list of all articles, and thorough index of characters covered in this series looking at paintings of the myths in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Two transformations: Dryope changes into a Lotus Tree, and the incestuous Byblis becomes a spring.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Cornwall and its marvellous coast was within easy reach of London, […]
Until 1867, Cornwall was days away from London, but its coast was painted by De Wint, JMW Turner, and Samuel Palmer.
How a maidservant brings a protracted labour to a successful conclusion, the origin of the Milky Way, and an infant who strangles serpents for fun.
He started sailing to Labrador and Greenland, and became a passionate painter of the Arctic coast and seas. One work was commissioned by Queen Victoria.