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.
The Umbrellas, a portrait of Julie Manet, three landscapes painted alongside Paul Cézanne near Aix – some of the best paintings from these years.
Escorts of valkyries, the bird of the gibbet, and seeker of carrion: crows and ravens are associated with death, magic, and more.
Extensive travelling, from Venice to Algeria, brought a varied range of landscapes, as his portraits and figurative work paid the bills.
Paintings by Puvis were the antithesis of realism, Impressionism, and the Academic. They became popular after the Franco-Prussian War.
Examples from William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, Delacroix, and an enigmatic painting of Wales.
Rinaldo is chasing Angelica, whom he is helplessly in love with, but she hates him, and wants to escape from France, as Charlemagne is preparing for the siege of Paris.
Under the patronage of the d’Estes, Ariosto drew on Carolingian and Arthurian legend, and classical myths, to create his epic. With superb paintings to accompany.
Born 200 years ago today, he should have been one of the major artists of the 19th century, but died when he had only just turned 37.