From Leonardo’s abandoned Adoration of the Magi from 1482, his development of pyramidal form in composition influenced Raphael and many others.
Wonderful paintings by Reni, Fragonard, Evelyn De Morgan, Poussin, Rubens, and a very unusual late Fantin-Latour.
An Austrian who trained at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, joined a gold rush in Australia, then painted the continent’s landscapes.
Easily confused with Artemis (Diana), her sign is the crescent moon, and her lover is Endymion, who despite sleeping forever, fathered her 50 daughters.
Two masterpieces of the Western canon turn a minor tale about a nymph into major narratives: Botticelli and Poussin explored.
The god of transitions, gates and doorways, who may have lent his name to the month of January. Paintings by Rubens, Poussin and Mengs.
Modigliani’s tragically early death, the American Benjamin West, who painted almost entirely in England, Raphael, Ingres, and John Singer Sargent. What a year!
They range in number from 3 to more than a dozen, have various names and roles, but in paintings are most commonly followers of the sun chariot.
Key parts of the background of paintings of the story of the rape of the Sabine Women, this hill was originally a fortress, then the major temple to Jupiter.
A saint banished to the island of Patmos, a history wound around a column, and a megalomaniac emperor strangled in his bath by a professional wrestler.