Sphinxes by Ingres and Moreau, Watts’ Minotaur, Blake’s Cerberus, Hieronymus Bosch, and more monsters.
A celebration of painted dragons in European art, including Moreau, William Blake, Raphael, Tintoretto and others.
Six books of poetry from 1590-96 telling allegories of virtues such as temperance and chastity, with many fine paintings and illustrations.
Milton’s own book-by-book summary with a selection of the finest paintings and illustrations, and links to individual articles.
In which Michael tells Adam of the prophets to come, and the life of Jesus Christ, before leading Adam and Eve out of Paradise.
A murky figure who is distinguished by being triple-bodied. Associated with crossroads, the moon and night, and sorcery.
Beards on Father Time, river gods, God the Father, ancient mariners, and lots and lots of artists, especially the Nabis.
In which Adam is shown the events to come, including Cain and Abel, suffering and death, and the Flood.
Christ judges Adam and Eve for their sin, Satan transformed into a dragon, and Sin and Death unleashed on man.
The climax: Satan enters the serpent, and tempts Eve to eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge. Adam and Eve are undone.