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.
Painting dreams relies on a compositional convention to show both the viewer’s image of the dream, and that of the dreamer.
A painting based on one of Schubert’s songs expressing the inevitability of death, a Christ-like fisherman, and sacred groves – from one of the fathers of Symbolism.
Paintings by Puvis were the antithesis of realism, Impressionism, and the Academic. They became popular after the Franco-Prussian War.
At the end of the fourth canto, Rinaldo was in Scotland, travelling through a wood with an esquire […]