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Greek and Roman Mythology

Adonis Relinquishing Venus for the Hunt

Titian, 1460


The adventures of Aeneis the Trojan, and what happens when the gods hate you

19 CE

Aglauros’s Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse



François Auguste René Rodin, 1885-1886

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man

Antigone, by Sophocles

442 BCE

Apollo and Daphne

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1622-1655

Apollo Seated With Lyre

200 CE

Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Angelica Kauffmann, 1774


100 BCE


Caravaggio, 1596

Bacchus and Ariadne

Titian, 1522-1523

Bacchus and Ariadne

Angelica Kauffmann, 1794

Between Scylla and Charybdis

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, 1910

Bronze Statuette of Jupiter

200 CE


Evelyn De Morgan, 1898


Odilon Redon, 1895-1900


Romaine Brooks, 1920

Chimera of Arezzo

400 BCE

Cista Depicting a Dionysian Revel and Perseus with Medusa's Head

400 BCE

Cupid and Psyche

Trophime Bigot, 1642

Daedalus and Icarus

Anthony van Dyck, 1615-1625


Gustav Klimt, 1907-1908

Diana and her Companions

Johannes Vermeer, 1653-1654

Diana the Huntress

Giampietrino, 1526

Diane Hunting

Marie Laurencin, 1908

Female Allegory

Angelica Kauffmann, 1780

Greek Drinking Vessel

550 BCE

Hercules of the Forum Boarium

1 CE

Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey

2 CE


Sarah Bernhardt, 1875

Hesiod and the Muses

Gustave Moreau, 1870

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto

Caravaggio, 1597


El Greco, 1604-1614


William Blake, 1825-1827

Leda and the Swan

Cy Twombly, 1962

Les Origines — Plate 3

Odilon Redon, 1883

Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Jacques-Louis David, 1822-1824

Mars, Venus and Amor

Titian, 1530


The transformations of man and gods from before formation of the world

1 CE


Caravaggio, 1594-1596

Oedipus and the Sphinx

Gustave Moreau, 1864


Alexandre Cabanel, 1873


Carlo Carrà, 1917

Perseus and Andromeda

90 BCE

Perseus Releases Andromeda

Peter Paul Rubens, 1622


Gustave Moreau, 1878

Phyllis and Demophoon

Edward Burne-Jones, 1870

Portia Wounding her Thigh

Elisabetta Sirani, 1664


Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1882

Psyche Abandoned

Jacques-Louis David, 1795

More Themes in Art


The Nude in Art

Getting out the skin

Still Lifes

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