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Changing Stories: Ovid's Metamorphoses on canvas, 65 - Periclymenus and the Death of Achilles

As Ovid reaches the end of Book 12 of his Metamorphoses, Nestor is still telling stories to the feast in honour of Achilles’ victory over Cycnus in the Trojan War. 1,337 more words


The Nightmare

The nightmare by Fuseli was first on exhibition in 1782 at the Royal Academy of London and it continues to fascinate as much –if not more- to this day. 158 more words


Visions of Asgard: Paintings of Norse Mythology - major gods

Northern and Southern Europe are almost different continents. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the spread of Christianity and its impact on art.

In the Mediterranean countries, Christians were oppressed by the Roman state, and killed if they did not revert to support its state polytheism. 1,405 more words


Group Tutorial 10/10/17

Jess; Grayson Perry, Marriage Shrine, 2017

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  • “relic” / offerings through religion / ritualistic / shrine
  • Smaller items are interesting
  • Embroidery based on Victorian tradition – focused on Mum…
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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