Account of the creation of the world, and of Adam in God’s image. Illustrations by William Blake, Gustave Doré and John Martin.
Some of the greatest figurative artists including Botticelli, Titian, Poussin, Boucher, Ingres, Moreau, and Joseph Stella.
Why would an artist compose a painting to hide the face? Examples by Degas, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent and others. It’s our faces that make us human.
Paintings of women covering their faces in embarrassment by Murillo, Gérôme, Corinth, and others.
It’s our faces, more than any other part of the body, that make us human. Paintings of veiled and masked faces by Pelez, Morelli and others.
One of the three great masters who took realist oil painting into the twentieth century: we commemorate the centenary of his death in August.
How one critic established the success of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, but set its landscape painters an impossible challenge.
In which Raphael tells Adam and Eve how Satan was defeated and cast out of heaven, falling with his rebel angels into Hell.
Primordial deity of the sky, and his son, better known by his Latin name of Saturn, and strange stories painted by Rubens, Goya and others.
Several wonderful paintings by Lovis Corinth, a couple by Franz von Stuck and Robert Henri – let laughter commence.