One of the most dramatic and vivid myths, causing a ‘Great Fire’ which matches the Flood. Superb paintings from Rubens, Poussin, Moreau.
Who or what exactly is Cupid? How did a mischievous and rather obese infant come to represent love?
Never mock Cupid. As Apollo found it, he’ll get his own back in the cruellest of ways.
This completes the 18 oil paintings. The series continues with another 16 charcoal drawings.
Two triple portraits of ladies of the nobility, which alluded to two quite racy paintings of drunken feasts, and a goddess with 8 breasts. What is going on?
A major influence in Italian art in the 1800s, he was highly skilled in telling stories, and solved problems which had troubled the Masters before.
A simple story with an obvious climax to be shown. But getting the composition right proves a test even for the Masters.