Zeus comes up with a plan to reduce the number of mortals, and completes one of the first two steps, marrying Thetis to a mortal. And what a wedding feast, thanks to Eris.
Painted accounts of the great flood from Genesis, by Michelangelo, Elsheimer, Thomas Cole, JMW Turner and others.
Comedy is unusual in paintings, and where it occurs, it’s more usually a visual joke. But there are exceptions in a tale-within-a-tale from Homer.
Many of our lives start and end in them, and between we spend at least a third of our life in bed. Paintings from Delacroix to Ravilious.
Known from her wedding, which led to the Trojan War, and for being the mother of the Greek warrior Achilles, she is well-known in paintings.
Famous for discovering his wife Aphrodite making love with Ares, he is blacksmith to the gods, and selected mortals.
She provided the prize of a golden apple for the beauty contest between Hera, Minerva and Aphrodite, which led to the Trojan War.
The first caused war between centaurs and humans, in the second many were turned into stone, and the third caused the Trojan War
The trickery involved in building the first city of Troy results in its destruction. How Achille’s parents marry, and what happens at their wedding.
Three stories in a single telling, about Helios/Sol, the personification of the Sun. His role in the adultery of Venus and Mars, and his two lovers and their bitter rivalry.