Deep underground, Satan and his demons are torturing and tormenting naked people. If you don’t live an exemplary life, that may be what you get in return.
Showing two or more scenes from the same story in a single painting (multiplex narrative) is common, effective, and good art. Examples from Masaccio, Memling, Bosch, and more.
The story of Bathsheba and King David involves adultery and murder, and ultimately the triumph of power not virtue. Early paintings up to Artemisia Gentileschi.
In the hands, and brushes, of great artists, a religious set-piece becomes a succession of marvellous and highly innovative paintings.
A selection of paintings by Memling, Bosch, Blake, Tissot, Corinth, and others to mark Easter.
Salome has become a femme fatale, the author of John the Baptist’s death, and a potent erotic symbol. But that was not the original story.
An unusual depiction of this popular theme pursues a harder line, with many details of terrible torments.
Who is the woman martyr being crucified? How do the two wings relate to her story? There’s no shortage of mysteries here.
A close-in view shows Christ and a dozen other figures, but the cross itself is projected unusually.
The only panel surviving from a triptych. An original composition and almost personal involvement of the viewer.