Based on Michelangelo’s fresco in the Sistine Chapel, these unique works tell us more about Blake’s beliefs than his other paintings.
Two paintings of the buried dismemberment of a victim: one theatrical narrative, the other a serene reverie of anti-theatrical non-narrative. And an oriental witch.
A brief tour through some of Blake’s personal mythology, as depicted in his paintings. With explanations.
He took the Salon of 1864 by storm, but was barely noticed with 2 more paintings the following year. Why?
Decoding one of Blake’s paintings enables its reading: an obscure author of devotional texts takes us on a tour of different variants of God.
Three major paintings, each very ambitious, but abandoned, reworked, and abandoned again, give insight into his progress in changing history painting.
Moreau’s extraordinary paintings have been described as Symbolist, Decadent, even Surrealist. They are notoriously difficult to read – here is some help.
Tales of knights and doomed maidens, the Lady of Shalott and the quest for the Holy Grail, painted in static tableau.
An index to the 7 well-known narratives of non-European origin, covered in articles here. Currently Indian.
Damned by twentieth-century critic Clement Greenberg, his paintings showed classical narratives, with increasing amounts of action.