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.
Initially a favourite model, she became an accomplished and original painter in watercolours, whose works were seen across Europe and in the US.
Concluding the analysis of narrative paintings showing Andromeda’s rescue from sacrifice to Cetus, the sea monster.
First of two parts looking at the many great paintings of Andromeda’s rescue from sacrifice to Cetus.