Andromeda – Paul Gustave Doré

As I said yesterday, my visit to the London planetarium inspired me to chat about the story behind some of the constellations that you can currently see in the nights sky. As we all know, I love a bit of Greek mythology and this nestles beautifully between the world of science and myth.Right now, in... Continue Reading →

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Phaedra – Alexandre Cabanel

Life was so hard before TV. You really did have to find your own entertainment and the Greeks were masters at this. A half hour eastenders episode looks like nothing compared to the stories of Greek mythology and the story of Phaedra is no different.Cabanel's depiction of Phaedra was beautifully painted in 1880. We see... Continue Reading →

Teatro delle Crudelta – Roberto Ferri

Devastating beauty disguising a deadly purpose.  It's an ongoing theme in mythology. It's no different in Roberto Ferri's theatre of  cruelty. Reminiscent of artists such as Caravaggio, Ferri creates beautiful, erotic and fearful art.   It would be so easy to believe that this was painted as part of the baroque movement, but Ferri painted... Continue Reading →

Celebes – Max Ernst

To give this its full title....The Elephant Celebes, this was painted in 1921 by Max Ernst, and I'm sure that you're thinking....why...why have you posted this jumbled, crazy, nonsensical picture on your blog?  I'm fairly sure by now, you're getting the idea that I love symbolism in art.  I thrive on it.  Figuring out what... Continue Reading →

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