The birthplace of Impressionism, and its spread around the world, it also reflected the huge changes in society, leisure, and dress. Let’s soak up the sun.
Wife of Odysseus, here are some fine paintings which tell a little of her side of the story. How she not only remained faithful, but some of the challenges she faced.
Three stories in a single telling, about Helios/Sol, the personification of the Sun. His role in the adultery of Venus and Mars, and his two lovers and their bitter rivalry.
A selection of paintings by Memling, Bosch, Blake, Tissot, Corinth, and others to mark Easter.
Dancers, fauns, and the inevitable femmes fatales dominated his paintings before the outbreak of war.
How you mustn’t look at what shouldn’t be seen: how Pentheus was torn limb from limb by his mother and aunts.
Exploring representations of women, from Amazons to Salome, in a series of thought-provoking images.
He explored new and recurrent themes, including the dark and erotic side of Eve, the Greek sphinx, and made an early painting of movement in dance.
Another narrative painter in Germany around the turn of the 20th century, he is known for his symbolism and femmes fatales.
After a visit to Berlin, his colours became more strident, and his brushstrokes looser. He also made many woodcuts, which influenced and informed his paintings.