Seldom painted, except in Bouguereau’s pair of paintings showing her mother Nyx and Hemera.
A nymph cursed by Hera to repeat the words just spoken to her, and a youth who falls in love with his own image. Together the result in some of the finest narrative paintings.
Paintings of the hippogriff from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, and some other winged horses from Puvis de Chavannes, Moreau, and ER Hughes.
Isn’t it easy to tell sunrise from sunset in a painting? It turns out not, but here are some clues which can help, in wonderful paintings.
Millais’ wonderful painting of Ophelia wasn’t the first such work. From West and Delacroix to Rossetti and Bastien-Lepage, here she is.
Greece, France, death, day, night and more painted by Delacroix, Waterhouse, Watts, Gérôme, Malczewski, ER Hughes, and more.
Including superb paintings by Zorn, Marie Spartali Stillman, Boldini, van Gogh, Cézanne, Sargent, Demuth, and Signac.
Two different legends about Sir Lancelot and a woman falling in love with him. Both are told here with a selection of fine paintings.
A challenge to painters: a story of a gender-changing seer, a nymph who becomes no more than an acoustic effect, and a young man who dies of self-love.
Tales of knights and doomed maidens, the Lady of Shalott and the quest for the Holy Grail, painted in static tableau.