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.
An overview and contents of the articles outlining the history of the Italian Renaissance, centred on paintings from Florence.
From about 1530, painting started to change. Brushstrokes became visible, anatomy exaggerated, composition less balanced and ideal. First Mannerism, then came the Baroque.
Lucretia’s rape and suicide, painted by Veronese, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, and Kneller, and a wonderful David.
Scenes from Perseus and Andromeda, and Orlando Furioso, by Veronese, Moreau, Burne-Jones, Vallotton and others.
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.
The Marriage Feast at Cana, and works by Botticelli, von Carolsfeld, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti featuring wedding feasts.
Raphael’s legacy, including assimilation of styles, figures so lifelike they’re ‘almost breathing’, and a large workshop.
Even the boldest of artists has avoided painting abandoned babies, except in the Biblical story of Moses. Veronese, Poussin, Sirani, Moreau and more.
If you thought glassware was tough, try painting gems and jewellery. Here are a few paintings where this has worked, including two of Rembrandt’s.