From the 1870s, Salome became the central figure in the story, and increasingly became the femme fatale: beautiful, sexy, and dangerous to know.
His time in Munich concluded with his first great painting, inspired by Wilde’s play, which was in turn inspired by Moreau’s paintings of Salome.
When he was in Munich, he did much more than just drink lots of red wine and champagne. Here are his experimental paintings from the period.
One of the greatest German painters, he covered several genres and has proved very influential. The start of a broad and more balanced view of his work.
For two centuries, Bosch’s innovative ideas and symbols were used in northern Europe. But after 1700, all changed again.
Several have had a go at telling this story – Titian, Kauffman, Ricci, Delacroix, and Denis. Do their paintings work, though?
A Richard Strauss opera, a classical Greek myth, and a painting. Do they tell the same story, and how?
The story of Odysseus meeting Nausicaä has been a major influence in Western narrative. How has it been shown in paintings?
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
The main German impressionist painters followed the French Impressionists, with Liebermann and Slevogt continuing to use the style well into the twentieth century.