Foundations

Father Figure

A 17th-century depiction of Joseph and Jesus marks a shift in the status of the nuclear family.

Arachne and Minerva

A commentary on the plight of the artist, wrapped in a dramatic tale of rivalry between god and mortal.

The Flood

Human suffering is at the heart of Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

Penelope

Despite a legion of suitors, the wife of Odysseus remains loyal to his memory.