He continued to paint distinctive stories from classical mythology, including fine accounts of the fight between Lapiths and Centaurs, and Perseus and Andromeda.
Unusual themes include a forest fire, the discovery of honey by Bacchus, early landscapes and hunting scenes.
Paintings by rising stars including Michelangelo, Giorgione and Raphael. The state of paintings of secular stories from classical and literary sources.
One of a group aiming to create a national Swedish art in the mid-19th century, he painted Norse myths in the period 1846-50.
Raphael and Tintoretto creations, Noah’s thanksgiving, Bosch, and two wonderful paintings of Orpheus and the Animals.
Does analysis of literary plots offer anything to the understanding of visual narrative in painting? A journey through some of the best painted stories in quest of the answer.
Paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby, William Dyce, Walter Crane, JW Waterhouse, Velázquez and others with allusions to the thread of time.
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.
Do Booker’s Seven Basic Plots reduce to a series of events leading to a change in fortune (reversal, peripeteia), and establishing the outcome?
One of the famous painted narratives, Oedipus and the Sphinx proves an exception to all rules, but is glossed over in discussion of the literary narrative.