Another remarkable sequence by Bosch, followed by Ferrari’s fresco account of the Life and Passion of Christ, ending with the Passion of the Apostles.
Few paintings attempt to tell the full story of the Passion. Here are remarkable works by Duccio, Hans Memling, and Hieronymus Bosch.
Time to fess up: not a word of it was true. I hope you enjoyed my April Fool. Here are the correct details for those wonderful paintings.
Born two hundred years ago today, he’s now though to have played a major part in the birth of Impressionism, and Neo-Impressionism.
The botanical and general artist to Sir Joseph Banks, botanist to James Cook’s first voyage in the Pacific. He didn’t live to see any of his works shown to the public.
In which Don Quixote engages Sancho Panza as his squire; they ride out together to battle against windmills, then attack two friars apparently abducting a lady.
From Aesculapius to Zeus, key features of each of the major male deities in classical myths, and links to individual articles here.
Following the Paris Commune of 1871, history painters resorted to indirect reference in paintings of obscure episodes in mediaeval history.
From David’s history paintings of the end of the eighteenth century, the genre went from strength to strength, with major works by Goya, Géricault, and even Manet.
It was the patrons who funded, enabled, and occasionally directed the movement towards realism and secular subjects, and developed the genres.