Paintings of knights in armour from Raphael in c 1502, through Ingres’ rescue of Angelica, to Arthurian legends and the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Churchyards and graveyards in the art of William Hogarth, Caspar David Friedrich, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Louis Welden Hawkins, and others.
The figure appears in later landscapes, including one by Martín Rico, and a pastel by Millet, before being radically revised by Ferdinand Hodler.
Escorts of valkyries, the bird of the gibbet, and seeker of carrion: crows and ravens are associated with death, magic, and more.
Modern bridges and more modern paintings from Vallotton, Bonnard, Schiele, and most prominently Joseph Stella’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge’.
The Crusaders marched quickly down the Mediterranean coast, then turned inland to the Holy City, which they put under siege.
Wonderful ‘Gothic’ Romantic paintings of remoteness, religion, and rugged landscape from Germany in the 19th century. A very influential painter indeed.
Co-founder of the highly influential Düsseldorf School, he was influenced by Caspar David Friedrich, and Gothic Romantic fiction.
How many books about computing can compare with Aristotle’s Poetics, or the writing of Steven Pinker or Stephen Hawking?