A puzzling painting of a lone woman, wrestling with inner turmoil; a trap laid by a dying Centaur; a king with a thing for Hercules, and his promotion to being a saint.
Less than 30 lines of the book are devoted to the abduction of Europa, which has become its best-known and most-often painted story.
Never mock Cupid. As Apollo found it, he’ll get his own back in the cruellest of ways.
A simple story with an obvious climax to be shown. But getting the composition right proves a test even for the Masters.
For two centuries, Bosch’s innovative ideas and symbols were used in northern Europe. But after 1700, all changed again.
Telling the complex story of how manna saved the Israelites, and starring the master of narrative painting, Poussin.
Bosch’s Passion Scenes is an unusual painting, combining multi-frame and multiplex narrative in the round. Is it unique?
Accepted as being one of the greatest painters of all time, he has inspired other Masters including Tiepolo and Botticelli.
Poussin was by no means the only artist to paint the narrative of Rinaldo and Armida. Here are many more.
An innovator with his painterly style, some have suggested that he was even Impressionist – a whole century before Monet.