Bad girls whose beautiful voices lured sailors to their deaths, so that the women could eat them. Paintings by Etty, Moreau, Waterhouse, Rae, Nash and others.
A pupil of Hans Gude, he stopped painting for over 10 years. When he resumed, he painted unusual landscapes, peaking in a Symbolist masterpiece of the apocalypse.
Zerbino finds a perfect punishment for Odorico’s treachery, but dies of his wounds. A curious episode in which a woman falls in love with Bradamante, almost leading to the death of the latter’s brother.
Leading up to the crux of the poem, an old woman’s treachery, the reunion of two couples who thought the other was dead, and heartbreak for Orlando.
More favourite articles from 2019, from ‘Dante’s Divine Comedy’ as painted by William Blake, through Vincent van Gogh, to Renoir’s landscapes.
The Saracens launch their assault on the city of Paris. Meanwhile, Astolfo is making the long journey back to Europe, during which he has capture a giant and kill a monster who self-repairs.
Ruggiero rescues Angelica, but is unable to kill the orc. After they fly off together, he tries his luck but she becomes invisible and escapes. Orlando then kills the orc and rescues Olimpia.
From Böcklin and Waterhouse to Vincent van Gogh and Egon Schiele, many 19th century artists used crows as a symbol.
Ruins being slowly destroyed by the sea, a sacred grove, and above all his most famous work, Island of the Dead.
A succession of impending landscapes which culminate in ‘Villa by the Sea’, a mysterious Mediterranean view. An early symbolist?