Dragged to a dungeon by her hair, she had committed no crime – indeed, she had only been faithful to her husband.
The last of the stories told by the daughters of Minyas, and among the most unusual of myths. Ovid’s account has depth, and these paintings are as thought-provoking.
Three stories in a single telling, about Helios/Sol, the personification of the Sun. His role in the adultery of Venus and Mars, and his two lovers and their bitter rivalry.
The anger of Achilles almost brought the Greek war against Troy to a grinding halt. But is Homer’s account fair, or was there more to it?
As interest in his art was declining, he painted some of his finest narrative and mythological narratives. An original and talented artist who deserves to be better-known.
Not a Greek myth, this tragic love story is the ultimate ancestor to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and other major works. Here are the best paintings.
Dancers, fauns, and the inevitable femmes fatales dominated his paintings before the outbreak of war.