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Changing Stories: Ovid's Metamorphoses on canvas, 39 Scylla and Minos, and the Minotaur

Ovid completed Book 7 of his Metamorphoses with the wonderful but tragic story of Cephalus and Procris, an aside to his thread about Minos, King of Crete, waging war against the Greeks. 1,217 more words


night·mare Origin Middle English (denoting a female evil spirit thought to lie upon and suffocate sleepers): from night + Old English mære ‘incubus.’

I was reading scholarly essays about Fuseli’s famous painting, “The Nightmare”. Anybody who has been visited by this thing know that it is not a product of the imagination. 168 more words

Romantic Rebellion in Art

If we take science. We see cause and effect abound., but nowhere in there do we see freewill around. Freewill is invisible to the eye until the eye is liberated from objective science. 1,134 more words

Changing Stories: Ovid's Metamorphoses on canvas, 18 - Athamas and Ino

With the daughters of Minyas transformed into bats and no longer able to tell their tales, Ovid returns to his chronicle of the fall of the house of Cadmus. 1,147 more words


"Fear of little men"-or, 'How the fairy got her wings'

In William Allingham’s poem The fairies (1883) he gives late expression to a formerly common attitude to fairies:

“Up the airy mountain,/ Down the rushy glen,/ We daren’t go a-hunting/    For fear of little men;/ Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together;” 1,961 more words

Movement in Painting: migrant artists

This year has seen the rise of proposals to slow or even halt migration in Europe and America. This is seen as a recent phenomenon which some claim to be destroying societies and our economies. 1,652 more words


Tyger's eye: the paintings of William Blake, 10 - Whirlwinds and cars

Of all William Blake’s visionary images, perhaps the most radical and distinctive is that of the whirlwind. Sometimes it is divine, other times decidely secular if not downright sinful. 1,401 more words