Hercules and Lichas (1815)
Galleria d’Arte Moderna. Rome
Gladiator Mourant. 1779. Pierre Julien. French 1731-1804. marble. Louvre Museum.
Corrado Giaquinto. Detail from Justice and Peace, 1754.
Athena Giustiniani. Roman copy attributed to Phidias. Vatican Museums.
nex218: Aleksandrov, Knight, Death, Devil. nex218: Aleksandrov, Knight, Death, Devil.
Dancing Fairies, detail, 1866, oil on canvas, by Johan August Malmström,Swedish, 1829-1901. National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
A close look shows figures of fairies in what seems to be a swirl of mist.
Malmström was attracted by gothic scenes collected from Norse mythology, and illustrated for magazines, newspapers and books. Talented in many areas, he designed tableware and furniture and worked as a pattern artist.
detail of The Flowers of Venus by John William Godward, 1890.
An Audience at Agrippa’s by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
oil on panel