#mythology

Contemporary Art

Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern Alchemist

Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from...

Rafal Skolimowski 28 April 2020

Eastern world

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk

The churning of the ocean of milk is a momentous event in Hindu mythology that appears in the Bhagwat Purana, Vishnu Purana, and the Mahabharata. It...

Maya Tola 24 March 2020

Renaissance

Titian’s The Death of Actaeon (Metamorphoses VIII)

A whistle-stop tour of each of the seven Poesies, which the Renaissance master delivered Philip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s, finally...

Isla Phillips 13 January 2020

Renaissance

Titian’s Diana and Callisto (Metamorphoses VII)

In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. So far we...

Isla Phillips 6 January 2020

Renaissance

Titian’s Diana and Actaeon (Metamorphoses VI)

In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. So far we...

Isla Phillips 28 December 2019

Renaissance

Titian’s The Rape of Europa (Metamorphoses V)

In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered to Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every...

Isla Phillips 23 December 2019

Renaissance

Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda (Metamorphoses IV)

In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every...

Isla Phillips 16 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Venus and Adonis (Metamorphoses III)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 11 December 2019

Art History 101

Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s.

Isla Phillips 2 December 2019

Renaissance

Titian’s Metamorphoses

In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the...

Isla Phillips 19 November 2019

Asian Art

Gods of the Hindu Trinity. Representation in Art

The Hindu trinity comprises Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver and Shiva (or Mahesh), the destroyer. These three Gods represent the cyclical...

Maya Tola 23 October 2019

Romanticism

The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in Exile

This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene...

Isla Phillips 26 August 2019