Category Archives: literary painting

Ferenc Helbing (Hungary, 1870-1958), The Garden of Eden

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Charles Amable-Lenoir, Reverie (Dream), 1893

I’m going to make this last post tonight unapologetic schmaltz. Academic painter Lenoir’s lighting is beautiful here, something straight out of Peter Pan.

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William Blake, Beatrice Addressing Dante, 1827

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William Turner, Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples, 1846

“The water nymph Undine was born without a soul. She gains one by marrying a human, but in return has to take on the burdens of the world.” I love Turner but was unaware that he had ever done any … Continue reading

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