Understanding Paintings: Bible Stories and Classical Myths in Art

Front Cover
Thames & Hudson, 2009 - Art criticism - 359 pages
0 Reviews
For centuries, Bible stories and ancient Greek and Roman mythology were the main subjects of Western art. Old Masters such as Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, and countless others rendered these stirring, poignant and often erotic tales on panel or canvas. Here, Patrick de Rynck examines over 200 of these works.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Achilles 22 Adam and Eve 24 Anna and Joachim 34
Apollo 38 Arachne 44 Babel 46 Bacchus and Ariadne 48
Belshazzar 52 Cambyses 54 Cephalus and Procris 56 Ceres 60

3 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Patrick De Rynck is a classicist, a translator, and a writer for museums, publishers, newspapers, and radio. He is the author of ten books, including an ABC of Classical literature and a retelling of Greek myths.

Bibliographic information