Easily confused with Artemis (Diana), her sign is the crescent moon, and her lover is Endymion, who despite sleeping forever, fathered her 50 daughters.
Una and the Redcrosse Knight, Sir Guyon or of Temperance, and Britomartis or Chastity: plot summary, main characters, and selected paintings.
Paintings by Barbara Bodichon, Anna Howitt (Watts), Rosa Brett, Anna Blunden, Joanna Boyce (Wells), and Lizzie Siddal.
Although too young to have known Rossetti or the Pre-Raphaelites, she painted wonderful allegorical and narrative works well into the 20th century, and was a successful illustrator.
Far from being the idyllic countryside, the gleaners who followed the harvesters brought a strong social message.
Sphinxes by Ingres and Moreau, Watts’ Minotaur, Blake’s Cerberus, Hieronymus Bosch, and more monsters.
In which the Redcrosse Knight kills the monster Error, then falls prey to the magic of Archimago and into the clutches of the false Duessa.
Father Time, a grey-haired old man with a beard, wearing ultramarine blue, and holding a scythe and hourglass.
Rarely painted, particularly in classical form, until the 19th century, the Grim Reaper is based on Father Time, not Thanatos.
Reading many European paintings depends on identifying classical deities shown. This new series helps you do that, and understand what’s going on.