Atlas, who bears the heavens on his shoulders. Prometheus, who deceived Zeus and was bound by chains as punishment, an eagle eating his liver each day. Epimetheus, who married Pandora.
God of the sea, there’s more to him than the white-bearded ancient mariner. Paintings by Crane, Poussin, Dyce and others.
Usually seen with peacocks, she has her work cut out keeping an eye on her husband Zeus and his many adulterous affairs.
Ever noticed how stern everyone looks in paintings? Here are some exceptions from Frans Hals, Murillo, Vermeer and others.
She provided the prize of a golden apple for the beauty contest between Hera, Minerva and Aphrodite, which led to the Trojan War.
The first caused war between centaurs and humans, in the second many were turned into stone, and the third caused the Trojan War
Reading many European paintings depends on identifying classical deities shown. This new series helps you do that, and understand what’s going on.
Like all the worst men, satyrs were addicted to music, wine and women. Paintings by Piero, Claude, Rubens, Vedder, Moreau and others.
From a pen and ink drawing, to fine sketches in chalk, then into oil paint on canvas, next modelled by a sculptor in clay, and finally into a bronze bas relief.
After an elaborate retelling of the story of Polyphemus and Odysseus, a champion knight is replaced by a cowardly imposter and suffers mockery and rebuke.