A dramatic painting of a scene from a play, a cupola in what’s now Goya’s mausoleum, a woman asleep, and an allegory of Cupid and Psyche.
These became popular during the 18th century, revealing models and those painting them, assistants, and many others. They also became complex allegories.
One of the most frequently painted of the classical deities, this is out of all proportion to her tiny role in the pantheon. From Ricci to Waterhouse.
Claude Lorrain’s view of Delos, Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks, several versions of the Flight to Egypt, including one by William Blake, and more.
Mark Antony made a bid for power, and revealed his dark side, before defeat by Octavian. In 27 BCE, under the name Augustus, he became the first Emperor of Rome.
Success on the battlefield – driving Macedonians from Greece, destroying Carthage in the third Punic War, and routing Germanic tribes – and the slide into civil war.
Son of Zeus and Leto, he has broad responsibilities from archery to prophecy. Popular in paintings, examples from Raphael, Moreau, and others masters.
Rome saved from invasion of Lars Porsena and his Tuscans/Etruscans, by the bravery of one man, Horatius Cocles.
God of the sea, there’s more to him than the white-bearded ancient mariner. Paintings by Crane, Poussin, Dyce and others.
Were they descended from survivors of the city of Troy, or perhaps they were Greeks? Did the Romans welcome or exterminate them?