Paintings from 1885 onwards, looking at women from Ovid’s ‘Heroides’, his ‘Metamorphoses’, women of Troy, and this unusual time series across the canvas.
One of the most prolific and accomplished narrative painters, of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and North America.
Introduction to a series of articles looking at the work of some of the brilliant women artists who were associated with the movement.
Scenes from Perseus and Andromeda, and Orlando Furioso, by Veronese, Moreau, Burne-Jones, Vallotton and others.
In the more southern parts of Europe, the tree most strongly associated with churchyards and graveyards, representing grief.
Three to seven sisters who guard Hera’s golden apples in a land ‘to the west’, painted by Burne-Jones, Leighton, Turner, Sargent, and more.
More wonderful landscapes from JC Dahl, Albert Bierstadt, Samuel Palmer, Vincent van Gogh to the remote Norwegian fjords of Nikolai Astrup.
Rarely painted, particularly in classical form, until the 19th century, the Grim Reaper is based on Father Time, not Thanatos.
She became quite popular in 19th century paintings, in association with Morpheus and his opium poppies.
A relatively common motif, it started with the peculiar association of death and the erotic, then changed in the late 19th century.