Modern interpretations of this popular traditional theme in Christian religious painting, from Pre-Raphaelite to the end of the 19th century.
The Grim Reaper, complete with scythe, first appeared in the Middle Ages and became popular in the 19th century. It’s one of the few phrases drawn from visual art.
His magnificent triptych The Hutsul Madonna, and other paintings, as he lived between Poland and Lviv, a distinguished artist and teacher in both.
Painting time as a concept is very difficult. Once solution is to show the Fates, as depicted by Rubens, Goya, Burne-Jones, Jacek Malczewski and others.
Paintings from around Europe and North America showing Christmas trees, decorations, family feasts, and Christmas markets.
More fascinating paintings of the studios of William Merritt Chase, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jacek Malczewski, Claude Monet and others.
Bare feet as a sign of rural poverty, among irregular peasant volunteer soldiers, and striking miners. But what about the kissing of feet?
Starting a new series, looking at paintings of the first modern European novel. With its deep humour, Cervantes’ masterpiece has been extensively painted.
Little-known now, she was painted by Rubens (twice), Rembrandt (possibly), Lagrenée, and Jacek Malczewski.
Classical expectations are reinforced in the Bible, but clearly fade by New Testament times, when Jesus uses attitudes towards Samaritans in his teaching. By the 19th century, hospitality has been lost.