His richly colourful paintings of women are reminiscent of Renoir at his best, and some of his later studies of nudes appear to owe much to the influence of Degas.
Of the more prolific and influential members of the Macchiaioli, Fattori was the only one to adhere to the group’s principles throughout his career, at cost to his income and recognition.
Apart from his early years as a somewhat atypical member of the Macchiaioli, Boldini remained on the periphery of those other movements and kept his distinctive style as the Master of Swish.
There are several uncanny parallels with the Impressionists, including the importance of the tache and plein air painting, early critical hostility followed later by acceptance, and of course the tragic deaths of Sernesi and Bazille in war.
One of 30 artists exhibiting at the First Impressionist Exhibition, his painting was still realist, he achieved success, but died suddenly at the height of his career in 1884.
In 1876, a relatively unknown Italian landscape painter started the transformation of Japanese painting from its 400 year old tradition.
Before the 1880s, Whistler’s landscapes were very painterly, painted alla prima, showed views later featured by Impressionists, and even used wooden panels of the same size.
Time to fess up: not a word of it was true. I hope you enjoyed my April Fool. Here are the correct details for those wonderful paintings.
From Corot to Sérusier, the American Thomas Cole to the British John Brett, a collection of superb landscapes of the city.
In 1855, he joined the Macchiaioli and painted small oil sketches en plein air, which he later turned into finished landscapes in the studio. And histories.