Wood nymphs, Dryads, and Hamadryads, painted by Evelyn De Morgan, Félicien Rops, Walter Crane, JW Waterhouse, and others. And who dresses up as wood nymphs today?
Two different legends about Sir Lancelot and a woman falling in love with him. Both are told here with a selection of fine paintings.
When did spiders and their webs first start appearing as motifs in paintings and prints? Who was the inspiration for Spider-Man?
Rich in wordplay, this story is almost unique to Ovid. It was oddly prescient of his own later banishment too.
Dragged to a dungeon by her hair, she had committed no crime – indeed, she had only been faithful to her husband.
There have been four different readings of this well-known painting. Does any of them work, or should we look to a different account?
Best known as the most influential children’s book illustrator, he painted several narrative paintings too.