Coming in several modalities, touch is taken for granted, and least used in the arts. Paintings of and about touch are spectacular and ingenious, but there is ample scope for more.
Music and musicians have been very popular themes for paintings since before the Renaissance. How successful are they in evoking our auditory imaginations?
Looking and sniffing at one of the toughest non-visual theme for paintings. Can any go beyond mere allegory and ev0ke the sensation?
More myths in a single painting than you’ll see anywhere else. But do they come together to form another narrative?
Language has rich and precise mechanisms for dealing with time. Narrative painting is not without its tools, though.
Best known as the most influential children’s book illustrator, he painted several narrative paintings too.
Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) was a Romantic painter noted for his enigmatic landscapes which have provoked much speculation […]
Two Romantic series from the founder of the Hudson River School, showing the rise and loss of civilisation, and the stages of life.
Taking stock on which narratives should be used, and what techniques should be used to represent them in paintings.
Painting is one of the oldest and most widely-accessible media for narrative. But narrative painting is also one of the least studied.