Visits to Scotland became popular among artists in the nineteenth century. Here are wonderful paintings by AW Hunt, Gustave Doré, Rosa Bonheur, Hans Gude, and others.
Scotland’s Highlands and Islands have some of the finest scenery and views in the world. Here’s a selection of its landscapes painted by Scottish painters, from Nasmyth to Peploe.
Most of Degas’ painting are of and about women. Using some of his finest works, this explores how he portrayed ‘the modern woman’, from ironing to the brothel.
Lighthouses in the paintings of JMW Turner, Constable, Monet, Signac, Peder Balke, and others, from England to Turkey.
It pays to welcome strangers, and to help them rest and recover, particularly when they turn out to be Jupiter and Mercury. A wonderful story, and 4 superb paintings.
‘The Opening of the Wallhalla’ is not a scene from Nordic myth. Here’s how Hermann the German got his (incorrect) name, and how nationalism tried to create a modern myth.
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These fascinating works are little appreciated. Here are some clues as to their readings, including some links to contemporary novels about the dark side of the ballet – and more.
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Some of the finest travel paintings of the century, covering areas which were still seldom visited, and ending with a spectacular view of the world’s 3rd highest mountain, Kangchenjunga.