How you mustn’t look at what shouldn’t be seen: how Pentheus was torn limb from limb by his mother and aunts.
At the heart of Deianira’s letter to Hercules was the strange story of his enslavement to Omphale. Here are the paintings.
A puzzling painting of a lone woman, wrestling with inner turmoil; a trap laid by a dying Centaur; a king with a thing for Hercules, and his promotion to being a saint.
Let these paintings fool you: that’s what they’re all about. Happy April Fool’s Day!
A challenge to painters: a story of a gender-changing seer, a nymph who becomes no more than an acoustic effect, and a young man who dies of self-love.
A story which has been told by a long succession of literary and musical works. But this painting is almost the only one to depict it visually.
One of the strangest of all myths, only two painters managed to approximate Ovid’s account.