From bizarre origins as his mother was consumed by fire, and he completed gestation in Zeus’ thigh, to his marriage to Ariadne on the island of Naxos.
Son of Zeus and Leto, he has broad responsibilities from archery to prophecy. Popular in paintings, examples from Raphael, Moreau, and others masters.
Sphinxes by Ingres and Moreau, Watts’ Minotaur, Blake’s Cerberus, Hieronymus Bosch, and more monsters.
Isn’t that a horrific example of racism: a white man standing on the head of a Black man? Not when you read the image carefully.
How to buy fresh milk in central London, what the Scythians lived on, and more. Paintings by Millet, Delacroix, Winslow Homer, and others.
Orlando discovers that Angelica has already married, and goes mad. Paintings by Delacroix, Böcklin, frescoes and Doré’s prints.
Summary of the plot in the first half of Ariosto’s epic, with links to detailed accounts, and paintings by Delacroix, Rubens, Böcklin, Ingres and others.
Paintings of the hippogriff from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, and some other winged horses from Puvis de Chavannes, Moreau, and ER Hughes.
Leading up to the crux of the poem, an old woman’s treachery, the reunion of two couples who thought the other was dead, and heartbreak for Orlando.
One of the most extensively painted stories in the epic, here are works by Tiepolo, Lanfranco, Delacroix and others.