Robin Hood, who robbed the bad to help the poor, and his colleagues William Tell, Oleksa Dovbush and Holger Danske.
Depicted as a physical place full of demons, torment and eternal suffering, and a deterrent to all those who commit sins on earth.
Paintings by William Blake, William Holman Hunt, Albert Edelfelt, Albin Egger-Lienz and others.
Paintings by William Blake, Elihu Vedder, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Léon Bonnat, James Tissot, Lovis Corinth and others.
Varnish has been applied to protect the paint layer. But layers of old varnish discolour and trap dirt and contaminants, letting a painting vanish into the dark.
Inscriptions in paintings that reveal the story, or quote from its literary source, from Rembrandt to the Pre-Raphaelites.
Tragic stories of great paintings that no longer look anything like their originals, from Leonardo da Vinci and William Blake.
Paris, Prince of Troy, is the perfect pawn in Zeus’s plan for war. He develops a taste for beautiful women, then accepts Aphrodite’s bribe in the beauty contest of the three goddesses.
Can William Blake, Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, Jacek Malczewski or others come any closer to the classical Chimera?
Paintings that don’t look like they were intended to be, from Leonardo’s Last Supper, to Manet’s cut-up Execution of Emperor Maximilian.