How Vertumnus tried to trick Pomona into loving him, then told her a threatening story. Neither worked: it was being himself that won her in the end.
Paintings of odalisques, slave markets, and Turkish baths became popular in the nineteenth century. What was the Orientalist fantasy, and why?
Changing Stories: Ovid’s Metamorphoses on canvas, 42 The Death of Meleager, and the Feast of Achelous
Meleager is burned to death by proxy, his sisters transformed to guinea hens. Then Achelous transforms nymphs into islands.
The North Wind carries off his betrothed, in eight superb paintings by Rubens, Boucher, Evelyn De Morgan, and others. A miniature history of painting.
Less than 30 lines of the book are devoted to the abduction of Europa, which has become its best-known and most-often painted story.
A triple bill of myths, ingeniously interwoven into a story with four different metamorphoses – and some superb paintings.
Who or what exactly is Cupid? How did a mischievous and rather obese infant come to represent love?