Reading and the book in paintings from 1235 to 1849, a period in which they were mainly associated with religious devotion.
Isn’t that a horrific example of racism: a white man standing on the head of a Black man? Not when you read the image carefully.
More favourite articles from 2019, from ‘Dante’s Divine Comedy’ as painted by William Blake, through Vincent van Gogh, to Renoir’s landscapes.
An overview of some of the articles on painting published here during the last year. From Goethe’s Faust to Leonardo da Vinci.
Examples from William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, Delacroix, and an enigmatic painting of Wales.
Charles knelt at the altar in front of the Pope on Christmas Day 800. When he rose, he was wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Emperor. A surprise perhaps?
Illustrated table of contents to all the articles here describing Dante’s Divine Comedy and the great paintings and prints that accompany it.
Before folk history changed with the concept of human evolution, caves were sacred places inhabited by hermits, or figures from myth.
Greece, France, death, day, night and more painted by Delacroix, Waterhouse, Watts, Gérôme, Malczewski, ER Hughes, and more.
The Second Circle of Hell, in which those whose sin was lust are blown by eternal storms. The story of Paolo and Francesca, and many wonderful paintings.