We journey on, through Thomas Cole’s classical city, to the Garden of Armida, briefly to Paradise, past the submerged city of Ys, ending up in a Surrealist vision of the Dorset coast.
With Umberto Eco as our guide, explore Parnassus, the Garden of Earthly Delights, Alcina’s island, Colchis, and the Garden of the Hesperides.
Painstaking watercolour technique using transparent layers like glazes gives marvellous results in the Renaissance narratives.
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Friend and model of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, taught to paint by Ford Madox Brown, and photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, her paintings are truly Pre-Raphaelite.
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Florimell stays with a witch, then flees a beast she creates, until she reaches the coast, where her horse is devoured by that beast as she drifts out of sight. Lost or dead?
Caesar and Cleopatra in Egypt, the suicide of Cato the Younger, Caesar’s triumphs, and the development of a conspiracy to assassinate Caesar.
Seldom shown in lead roles, superb paintings by masters including Botticelli, Blake, Renoir, and Velázquez, and one strange myth to finish.
Photographers, musicians, harvesters, foresters, booksellers and propagandists, and tinkers from the roads of the past.