An unusual transformation, from statue to person, which has been widely retold. A superb series from Burne-Jones, more from Gérôme, and Regnault – fine paintings.
One king trusts his daughter into the care of his son-in-law, another king. What happens next is horrific, and shown brilliantly by Artemisia Gentileschi and Rubens.
Not just superb paintings, but one of the great visual tropes of Western art, and one of the best wedding speeches ever.
An ingenious telling of the story of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the jaws of a sea monster results in many superb paintings.
The Pre-Raphaelites lived intense and passionate lives. For Edward Burne-Jones, 1869 and 1870 were almost disastrous, when both art and life became too controversial.
A look back at some of the series and some surprises which you might have missed over the last year.
The visual tradition of a stairway to heaven appears quite recent. I propose that Blake was its originator.
Elected the first woman Associate of the Royal Academy since it was founded, she had a very individual style, with a unique visual richness.
Reviled through the twentieth century, in his day he was one of the most eminent British artists. Is he due a revival?
His early paintings were narrative and highly original. From the 1870s they changed, becoming more Aesthetic.