He developed near-Surrealist fantasies apparently inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, and the Cubist ‘Brooklyn Bridge’, his best-known work.
A student of William Merritt Chase around 1900, he was a brilliant draftsman. He initiated American Futurism in 1913, then changed style again.
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Early religious works, including a wonderful Adoration, the famous Waterseller, and three portraits, including Philip IV.
Belgium was heavily industrialised: he shows its coal miners, including women, their villages, steel foundries, and more.
Illustrated summary of the 8 articles in this series, links to articles on specific themes, alphabetical list and links for artists, and recommended books.
Faust lusts after the young Gretchen. Mephistopheles sets up a meeting, and the girl is soon in love with Faust, ready to do anything for him. And so she does.
Two of Velázquez’ teachers, Herrera and Pacheco, his rival at court, the Italian Vicente Carducho, and his successor, Murillo. Paintings of a Golden Age.
Some works by artists of the Spanish Golden Age, including El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera, Zurbarán, and a guest appearance from Rubens and polychrome wood carving.
First in a new series concentrating on his non-portrait works, starting with these lightly humorous genre scenes with which he launched his career.