How a centaur tried to abduct Hercules’ new bride, and the delayed revenge which led to the death of Hercules.
A sailor for over 7 years, he knew the sea. He then became a highly successful painter of scenery and panoramas. See his superb painting of St Michael’s Mount.
Ovid, through Achelous the river god, explains how the Horn of Plenty was wrenched from Achelous’ head in a fight with Hercules. With a gem of modern narrative painting too.
Paintings of trees in their magnificent autumn colours by Millais, Inness, Monet, Homer, Pissarro, Tom Thomson, Paul Nash, and more.
Wood nymphs, Dryads, and Hamadryads, painted by Evelyn De Morgan, Félicien Rops, Walter Crane, JW Waterhouse, and others. And who dresses up as wood nymphs today?
A maze of myths about shape-shifting, Neptune, and the sea leads to two wonderful but puzzling paintings.
A century ago today, Edgar Degas died in Paris. Was he an Impressionist, a misogynist, or just the odd man out?
If you look to the right of this, you’ll notice that this evening the total view count has […]
His romantic views of the North Cape of Norway and the Northern Lights were for many their first glimpse of the uttermost north.
A mere theme, or an obsession? During his later career, Degas’ pastels of nude women getting out of the bath and drying dominated his art. Why?