After painting his masterpiece ‘The Last of England’, he returned to landscapes made with great attention to detail, in front of the motif. And they sold.
After training in Belgium, he painted a series of narrative works, then a finely detailed landscape of a view over London. Success eluded him.
In which Don Quixote has a resounding victory over a Basque escort, then the pair spend a pleasant evening as guests of some goatherds.
With his distinctive almost Divisionist style, he painted scenes from Armenian and other legends, but is almost forgotten in much of the world.
From Aphrodite to Vesta, a reference summary of all the major Classical goddesses, with links to individual accounts.
Another remarkable sequence by Bosch, followed by Ferrari’s fresco account of the Life and Passion of Christ, ending with the Passion of the Apostles.
Few paintings attempt to tell the full story of the Passion. Here are remarkable works by Duccio, Hans Memling, and Hieronymus Bosch.
In which Don Quixote engages Sancho Panza as his squire; they ride out together to battle against windmills, then attack two friars apparently abducting a lady.
From Aesculapius to Zeus, key features of each of the major male deities in classical myths, and links to individual articles here.
Following the Paris Commune of 1871, history painters resorted to indirect reference in paintings of obscure episodes in mediaeval history.