If you remember one Shakespeare play well, it’s Romeo and Juliet, shown here in paintings of the balcony scene, and the couple’s tragic deaths.
Examples from William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, Delacroix, and an enigmatic painting of Wales.
Tasso’s narrative is as complex and interwoven as these six leading characters, from the pious Godfrey to the scheming sorceress Armida.
The rescue of Rinaldo gets under way. Meanwhile he is making love with Armida in the perpetual spring of her garden. Superb paintings from Poussin, Tiepolo, Kauffman, Stillman, and others.
From Pope Urban the Second’s sermon in central France, to the departure from Antioch, an account of this extraordinary war in paintings and engravings.
Rembrandt’s masterpiece looking deep into Bathsheba’s predicament, but it was von Stuck who first suggested that she may have been a willing participant.
Delacroix’s famous painting of Marianne, personification of the French nation, does not stand alone. Here is a small collection.