Sunday, July 5, 2020

History Pictures

The Island Of Penglai, Painted By Yuan Yao (c. 18th Century)

This painting, with its ornate golden buildings peeking up through a landscape of misty forests and mountains, is a depiction of a magical island...

Jason And Medea, Painted By John William Waterhouse (1849–1917)

This painting, by the English artist John William Waterhouse (1849–1917), depicts two ill-fated lovers from Greek legend and mythology. On the right, the armed...

Alexander the Great and the Physician Philip of Acarnania, Painted By Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902)

This painting, created by the Polish artist Henryk Siemiradzki (c. 1843-1902), depicts a specific tale about Alexander the Great that was said to have...

Hesiod and the Muse painted by Gustave Moreau (c. 1826–1898)

This colorful painting, created by the French artist Gustave Moreau (c. 1826–1898), features the ancient Greek poet, Hesiod (c. 8th century BCE), and his...

Valhalla, Illustrated By Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922)

This boisterous illustration by the German artist Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922) is a depiction of Valhöll (better known as Valhalla), the great hall of...

Medieval Manuscript Illustration Of A Basilisk

This curious image (labeled BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 63 in the British Library manuscript collection) is a medieval painting of a deadly...

15th-Century Manuscript Illustration Depicting The Origin Story of Merlin

Although this curious late-15th-century manuscript painting is reminiscent of the images in witchcraft treatises and demonology books, it actually is an artwork that tells...

Ambush of King Cynewulf of Wessex, by Richard Caton Woodville, Jr. (c. 1856–1927)

This action-packed illustration by Richard Caton Woodville, Jr. (c. 1856–1927) depicts the downfall of King Cynewulf of Wessex. He seized the throne of Wessex...

Landing of Columbus, by John Vanderlyn (1775–1852)

In this painting, the American artist John Vanderlyn re-creates the landing of the explorer, Christopher Columbus, in the so-called New World. The adventurer had...

Painting Of St. Teresa Of Avila, By An Anonymous 17th-Century Artist

Above is a painting that features the Catholic nun and mystic, Saint Teresa of Avila (c. 1515-1582). Unfortunately, the artist of the work has...

The Torture Of Cuauhtémoc, Painted By Leandro Izaguirre (c. 1867-1941)

This pain-evoking painting was created in the year 1892 by the Mexican painter, Leandro Izaguirre (c. 1867-1941). It depicts a shameful event that occurred...

Self-Portrait Of Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584 –1645)

Above is a self-portrait painted by Miyamoto Musashi (c. c. 1584 –1645), one of the most interesting figures to have lived in Japan. It...

Valhalla, Illustrated By Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922)

This boisterous illustration by the German artist Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922) is a depiction of Valhöll (better known as Valhalla), the great hall of...

The Island Of Penglai, Painted By Yuan Yao (c. 18th Century)

This painting, with its ornate golden buildings peeking up through a landscape of misty forests and mountains, is a depiction of a magical island...

Hesiod and the Muse painted by Gustave Moreau (c. 1826–1898)

This colorful painting, created by the French artist Gustave Moreau (c. 1826–1898), features the ancient Greek poet, Hesiod (c. 8th century BCE), and his...

Evening Of The Deluge, Painted By Joseph Mallord William Turner (c. 1775–1851)

Joseph Mallord William Turner (c. 1775–1851), an English painter usually known for bright, colorful and picturesque landscapes, decided on a darker theme for this...

Ambush of King Cynewulf of Wessex, by Richard Caton Woodville, Jr. (c. 1856–1927)

This action-packed illustration by Richard Caton Woodville, Jr. (c. 1856–1927) depicts the downfall of King Cynewulf of Wessex. He seized the throne of Wessex...

Egil Skallagrimsson Vs. Berg Onund, Painted By Johannes Flintoe (1787-1870)

This painting, created by the Danish-Norwegian artist Johannes Flintoe (1787-1870), depicts a scene from Egil’s Saga, an Icelandic text that recounts tales about the...

Illustration of Einar Thambarskelfir by Christian Krohg (1852–1925)

In this image, the Norwegian artist Christian Krohg re-creates a peculiar tale about a man named Einar Thambarskelfir, found in the Heimskringla (History of...

The Alexander Mosaic, By An Anonymous Artist In Pompeii

This mosaic is perhaps the most famous ancient image of Alexander the Great (r. 336-323 BCE), the king of Macedon who led his army...

Valhalla, Illustrated By Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922)

This boisterous illustration by the German artist Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922) is a depiction of Valhöll (better known as Valhalla), the great hall of...

The Island Of Penglai, Painted By Yuan Yao (c. 18th Century)

This painting, with its ornate golden buildings peeking up through a landscape of misty forests and mountains, is a depiction of a magical island...

Jason And Medea, Painted By John William Waterhouse (1849–1917)

This painting, by the English artist John William Waterhouse (1849–1917), depicts two ill-fated lovers from Greek legend and mythology. On the right, the armed...

Medieval Manuscript Illustration Of A Basilisk

This curious image (labeled BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 63 in the British Library manuscript collection) is a medieval painting of a deadly...

Recent History Pictures

Valhalla, Illustrated By Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922)

This boisterous illustration by the German artist Emil Doepler (c. 1855-1922) is a depiction of Valhöll (better known as Valhalla), the great hall of...

The Island Of Penglai, Painted By Yuan Yao (c. 18th Century)

This painting, with its ornate golden buildings peeking up through a landscape of misty forests and mountains, is a depiction of a magical island...

Jason And Medea, Painted By John William Waterhouse (1849–1917)

This painting, by the English artist John William Waterhouse (1849–1917), depicts two ill-fated lovers from Greek legend and mythology. On the right, the armed...

Medieval Manuscript Illustration Of A Basilisk

This curious image (labeled BL Royal 12 C XIX, f. 63 in the British Library manuscript collection) is a medieval painting of a deadly...

15th-Century Manuscript Illustration Depicting The Origin Story of Merlin

Although this curious late-15th-century manuscript painting is reminiscent of the images in witchcraft treatises and demonology books, it actually is an artwork that tells...
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