Museums are increasingly posting collections of images and artwork online which, on occasion, deal with Corinthian topics. In the midst of the end-of-semester madness, I learned of Tate’s extensive online collection of art through alerts sparked by the posting of Corinthian images on a new beta site (to replace its current digital collection).
Some interesting 19th century representations of Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth, fortifications, harbors, and landscape with minarets:
- Joseph Mallord William Turner, “Corinth, Cenchrea” (1832-1834)
- Joseph Mallord William Turner, “Corinth” (1836)
- Joseph Mallord William Turner, “Corinth from the Acropolis” (1831-1832)
- E. Finden, “Corinth from the Acropolis” (1832-1834) after Turner
Also, some illustrated New Testament material :
- Sir Edward Poynter, “Paul and Apollos 1872”: an agricultural image of the territory with Corinth in the distance and illustrating Paul’s metaphor of 1 Corinthians 3.6: Paul plants an olive tree, Apollos waters it, God made it grow.
- William Blake, “Job’s Evil Dreams” (1825, reprinted 1874). A verse from 2 Corinthians 11.14 in the image
- William Blake, “The Fall of Satan” (1825, reprinted 1874). A verse from 1 Corinthians 1.27: “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.”
The current digital collection turns up a few additional Corinthiaka images that are probably soon to be transferred to the new site.