How paintings of the Aeneid, Jason and the Golden Fleece, and Homer’s Odyssey match up with the basic plot of The Quest.
After Dido’s suicide, Aeneas takes a trip to the underworld, guided by the Cumaean Sibyl. He goes on to found the city of Lavinium, a precursor to Rome.
Seldom painted, except in Bouguereau’s pair of paintings showing her mother Nyx and Hemera.
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?
The first caused war between centaurs and humans, in the second many were turned into stone, and the third caused the Trojan War
She became quite popular in 19th century paintings, in association with Morpheus and his opium poppies.
Painting dreams relies on a compositional convention to show both the viewer’s image of the dream, and that of the dreamer.
How Perseus came to behead Medusa, and how her head restored order to the worst wedding reception ever. In paint, of course.
Aeneas reaches Latium, where he founds the precursor to Rome, Alba. Only after war with Turnus, and a series of transformations.
What happens to men who Circe desires, but refuse her? This one was turning into a woodpecker, his men into wild beasts, and his wife simply vanished into thin air.