Sphinxes by Ingres and Moreau, Watts’ Minotaur, Blake’s Cerberus, Hieronymus Bosch, and more monsters.
Romulus as founder of Rome, including the Rape of the Sabine Women and paintings by Rubens, Poussin, Ingres, David and others.
Some of the greatest figurative artists including Botticelli, Titian, Poussin, Boucher, Ingres, Moreau, and Joseph Stella.
Summary of the plot in the first half of Ariosto’s epic, with links to detailed accounts, and paintings by Delacroix, Rubens, Böcklin, Ingres and others.
Moreau is often claimed as a ‘father of Symbolism’, or even a Symbolist. A detailed look at his first great success at the Salon: is it regular narrative or symbolist?
Ruggiero rescues Angelica, but is unable to kill the orc. After they fly off together, he tries his luck but she becomes invisible and escapes. Orlando then kills the orc and rescues Olimpia.
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.
Painting dreams relies on a compositional convention to show both the viewer’s image of the dream, and that of the dreamer.
Under the patronage of the d’Estes, Ariosto drew on Carolingian and Arthurian legend, and classical myths, to create his epic. With superb paintings to accompany.
Born 200 years ago today, he should have been one of the major artists of the 19th century, but died when he had only just turned 37.