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.
Illustrated editions of the epic became most popular towards the end of the 19th century, when Walter Crane created the finest.
More slumbering people painted by Courbet, Doré, Walter Crane, and major painters of the 19th century.
Some of the greatest figurative artists including Botticelli, Titian, Poussin, Boucher, Ingres, Moreau, and Joseph Stella.
Paintings by Velázquez, Manet, Renoir, Sorolla, and others.
Modern bridges and more modern paintings from Vallotton, Bonnard, Schiele, and most prominently Joseph Stella’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge’.
So into the first terrace of Purgatory proper, for those who suffered from pride. On up to the second, for the envious, whose eyelids are sewn shut.
Shepherds and shepherdesses painted in stories, from classical myth, through the Bible and Christ’s nativity, to epic poetry, including Milton’s Paradise Lost.
How the term spinster came about, the thread of life, the feminisation of Hercules, and Velázquez’ baffling Las Hilanderas.