The burial of Brandimarte, and death of his wife. After that, Charlemagne celebrates the triumph of his paladins, before Ruggiero and Bradamante’s marriage is called off.
At his third attempt, the young Poussin made it to Rome, where he found an unusual patron who was an obsessive collector and friend of Galileo.
A brief overview of his career, with some of his finest paintings, and links to more detailed accounts.
Why did the Pre-Raphaelites want to return to the ‘purity’ of painting before Raphael? Did they succeed?
Raphael’s legacy, including assimilation of styles, figures so lifelike they’re ‘almost breathing’, and a large workshop.
He developed a fascination for the form of the agave plant, and painted a series of figurative works showing ladies in a fictional country estate.
Including an unusual Transfiguration, which is a composite with the story of healing of a boy possessed by the devil.
Rinaldo is told of two stories about unfaithfulness and the tricks husbands and wives use to catch one another out.
Titian seems to have understood exactly what Vittoria Colonna wanted, and in doing so changed art.
Moreau defined painting as “this language of symbol, myth and sign”, and this is his greatest expression of that.