A pupil of JAD Ingres when he was only 11 years old, his first work exhibited at the Salon when he was only 16: a precocious and brilliant narrative artist.
Series, first loose collections of avenues of poplars, then the bridge of Moret-sur-Loing, and finally the mass of the Church in the town. Some of his finest paintings.
Moving back to Impressionist style, he painted the countryside around Éragny, and views of the cities of London and Paris.
If Inferno and Purgatory are the stick, Paradise must be the carrot – the incentive to live a pious and upright life. Shown in paintings by Blake, engravings by Doré, and others.
How did you do this weekend? Suggested solutions and explanations for the riddles from last Saturday.
More jewels and jewellery, including a portrait of Queen Victoria, Salome, Helen of Troy, and two of Klimt’s golden girls.
If you thought glassware was tough, try painting gems and jewellery. Here are a few paintings where this has worked, including two of Rembrandt’s.
Three riddles to keep your brain ticking over during the coming weekend. Solutions published here on Monday.
In this period, he painted some of the most sublime Impressionist landscapes, their mood and tone set by the sky.
Opening old text files in non-Roman languages, you’re sure to come across mojibake, when the text is in a different encoding. Here’s a solution.