Three classical myths – Atlas turned to stone, Philemon and Baucis, and Leto and the Lycians turned into frogs. Why you should always show hospitality to strangers.
Goddess of the harvest, food production, fertility and fecundity, paintings by Millet, Rubens, Elsheimer and others.
Who were the Romans, who built their city and its empire? This series looks at the history of Rome as shown in paintings, starting here with its forefather, Aeneas maybe?
Fra Bartolomeo, Tintoretto, Blake, Merson, Tanner, and a very special nocturne by Adam Elsheimer show this popular story.
From fresco to varnish: a succinct summary of all the different media which have been used in painting, with links to more detailed articles.
Popular with painters during the early 1600s, copper sheets were used by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Adam Elsheimer, David Teniers the younger, William Blake, and Joseph Stella, among others.
Every lightning bolt tells a story, with paintings by Rubens, Richard Wilson, Poussin, John Martin, Adam Elsheimer, William Blake, and more.
A whirlwind trip through the history of compositional chiaroscuro, from the Renaissance, through Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi, to Rembrandt.
From providing basic hospitality to those who couldn’t be nursed by their families, hospitals started to change during the Age of Enlightenment. But for many they were still the waiting room for hell.
An illustrated timeline and overview of how the human visual environment, and perception of it, has changed from ancient times to virtual reality.