In what is probably one of the richest and most complex sections of the book, the second movement ("Forest") combines a brief account of Wagner's momentous stay at Villa Schonberg; a meditation on the contrast between the world of day and the realm of night--in Tristan und Isolde as well as in Krishna paintings; a visit to the Rietberg Museum to view a collection of Pahari miniature paintings; a fictionalized account of a painter's life and legacy; and a mysterious encounter between the traveler and a young girl who guides him through a landscape that is, at one time, Indian and Wagnerian: miniaturistic
and immensurable, mythical and immanent, sacred and profane.
1506-1507 would Raphael be capable of rivalling Perugino's imposing Francesco delle Opere, and it is in his slightly earlier miniaturistic
productions that he comes closest to the same artist's exquisite Apollo and Daphnis, whose standing protagonist's dependence on Donatello's bronze David foreshadows another crucial influence on Raphael.
Callimachus' other works include the Iambi, 13 short poems on occasional themes; the Hecale, a small-scale epic, or epyllion, which set a new poetic fashion for concise, miniaturistic
detail; and the Ibis, a polemical poem that was directed against the poet's former pupil Apollonius of Rhodes, whose grand-scale epic Argonautica marked a rebellion against his master's canon of taste.