From Böcklin and Waterhouse to Vincent van Gogh and Egon Schiele, many 19th century artists used crows as a symbol.
Escorts of valkyries, the bird of the gibbet, and seeker of carrion: crows and ravens are associated with death, magic, and more.
Ruins being slowly destroyed by the sea, a sacred grove, and above all his most famous work, Island of the Dead.
How an orc came to eat a woman each day, and Angelica is kidnapped to provide its next meal. And how Orlando got to fight Frisians to save a marriage.
There’s been extensive speculation over his late landscapes painted near Aix. Here’s the evidence in the paintings themselves.
In paintings by JMW Turner, Gustave Moreau, Lovis Corinth and others. Strangely so many put into danger or conflict by humans.
Painted by Bosch, the animal painter Paulus Potter, Charles Le Brun, and others. Best known from Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps.
Ruggiero is beguiled by Alcina, and trapped on her island. His love Bradamante tries to rescue him, through the sorceress Melissa. The old hermit abducts and tried to rape Angelica.
No one painted trees, particularly cypresses, like Vincent van Gogh. A group of 3 wonderful paintings from his time at Saint-Rémy.
Dreams painted by more modern artists, from William Blake to Paul Nash. These tend to become progressively harder to read.