Paintings and illustrations by Gustave Doré and Walter Crane, two of the 19th century’s major illustrators, and both accomplished painters.
Telling a story in a standalone painting, and telling one in illustrations, are very different. Examples by Masaccio, Poussin, Crane, Rackham, and Hogarth.
Book 2: another knight on a different mission. This time it’s to tackle Acrasia, an evil enchantress who lures knights to her wandering island.
After recuperating in the House of Holinesse, with Dame Celia, the Redcrosse Knight faces the dragon in combat, as Saint George.
Arthur battles the monster Orgoglio, eventually killing him. After the Redcrosse Knight is rescued, he ends up in the Cave of Despair, about to kill himself.
Far from being the idyllic countryside, the gleaners who followed the harvesters brought a strong social message.
The Redcrosse Knight faces Sansjoy in combat, then flees the House of Pride. Una is almost raped by Sansloy, but resumes her quest for the Redcrosse Knight.
Una meets a lion who becomes her guard, while the Redcrosse Knight goes to the House of Pride with the deceitful witch Duessa.
God of the sea, there’s more to him than the white-bearded ancient mariner. Paintings by Crane, Poussin, Dyce and others.
In which the Redcrosse Knight kills the monster Error, then falls prey to the magic of Archimago and into the clutches of the false Duessa.