Exploring different verbal and visual accounts of the story of the murder of Astyanax during the fall of Troy.
The Greek version of the Flood myth is quite different, and calls on sculpture for another metamorphosis. It also gives rise to the fearsome Python.
Did Jupiter destroy cannibalistic practices, or did a cult of his originate them? Dark doings in this tale of lycanthropy.
Not an easy story to paint, Ovid’s clear account has been largely ignored. Because it is now too absurd to show?
His last masterpiece has some of the richest symbols, icons, and decoration of all his works. A detailed look at his finale.
More myths in a single painting than you’ll see anywhere else. But do they come together to form another narrative?
One of the most famous paintings of the Italian Renaissance, and one of the later huge works in egg tempera, its interpretation remains controversial.