Zeus comes up with a plan to reduce the number of mortals, and completes one of the first two steps, marrying Thetis to a mortal. And what a wedding feast, thanks to Eris.
Category Archive: Painting
Stories of Odysseus and Circe, the prodigal son, the miracle of the Gadarene swine, and St Anthony. And Félicien Rops’ ‘Pornocrates’?
Paintings by Paulus Potter, George Morland, James Ward, Gustave Courbet, and others, showing plenty of pigs.
Examples of painted fables from the 19th century, from Landseer, Millet, Moreau, Klimt, Morisot, Hodler, and Pierre Bonnard.
Without a title and the story in a fable, paintings can be hard to identify, and even harder to read. Examples from 1500-1751.
In twenty years, he established himself as a leading figurative painter and portraitist, then was murdered. Now his remaining paintings are under threat.
Series telling the whole Epic Cycle from Zeus’s decision to reduce the mortal population, to the death of Odysseus.
The colours you see in paintings today may have faded badly from their originals. Examples of madder lake, smalt and indigo.
The myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha, and others, painted by Rubens, Poussin, John Martin, and real floods by Alfred Sisley.
Painted accounts of the great flood from Genesis, by Michelangelo, Elsheimer, Thomas Cole, JMW Turner and others.