Do Booker’s Seven Basic Plots reduce to a series of events leading to a change in fortune (reversal, peripeteia), and establishing the outcome?
Having murdered his own mother in revenge for her murder of Agamemnon, Orestes is hounded down and driven mad by the Furies.
Paintings by Klimt, Bouguereau, Moreau, von Stuck, and John Singer Sargent’s last vast masterpiece in Boston.
Even Poussin used this narrative form. Here are other example right up to 1947, including paintings by Corot, Munch, Corinth, and others.
On the ceiling of a stairway of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of Sargent’s last and greatest paintings: one of the greatest narrative paintings of the 20th century.