Enchanted Norwegian birch woods, the Massachusetts coast, Catalina Island by night, Spanish mountains, and a picturesque French village.
Emperors Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and finally Vespasian before stability was restored. Painted stories of the Batavians, final minutes of Vitellius, and the destruction of Pompeii.
Using repeated forms, usually regularly spaced, is a well-known technique for increasing depth, adding optical effects, and more.
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.
From the city, through rolling fields and small villages, climbing gradually along valleys to reach rugged mountain passes.
Milton’s own book-by-book summary with a selection of the finest paintings and illustrations, and links to individual articles.
At the start of the 20th century, he painted huge canvases for major public buildings, including a series for Toulouse’s palatial capitol.
The last years of the nineteenth century were highly productive, with landscapes and Symbolist works too.
Painting Symbolist works in Divisionist style, he’s normally excluded from both movements, despite his success at the time.
Account of the creation of the world, and of Adam in God’s image. Illustrations by William Blake, Gustave Doré and John Martin.