The Judaeo-Christian tradition lacks any goddess, unlike its predecessors in Mediterranean cultures. Is there an equivalent among its saints, or the Virgin Mary? An exploration in paintings.
For over 300 years, the most popular literary source for narrative paintings. This new series will cover the background and tell its story in great paintings.
Why did the Countess of Mercia ride naked through the streets of an Anglo-Saxon town? And who was Peeping Tom?
A painter who specialised in depicting surprise, and works by John Collier, Lovis Corinth, and Stuart Pearson Wright complete this account.
The role and work of the family physician was painted not infrequently in the late nineteenth century. Starting with a Rembrandt, here are some examples.
Curious still lifes and more containing allegories about the emptiness and futility of life on earth, and its brevity. Even seen in Cézanne and Jacek Malczewski.
After a brush with almost Impressionist landscapes, did he settle down and paint Rome and Greece purely for the sake of art?
Their purpose was to encourage speculation and debate as to what their narrative is.
Although they followed narrative conventions, they were unusual for showing static tableaux rather than action.