What’s the difference between a lute and a mandolin? Was Napoleon responsible for the early loss of popularity of mandolins?
Early landscapes constrained the sky to a backdrop. With Rubens and the Golden Age landscape painters it became the subject in its own right.
He resumes his travels, visiting Istanbul, Greece, Italy, then Algeria and Spain. Wonderful watercolours from there and at home in Sweden.
Christ judges Adam and Eve for their sin, Satan transformed into a dragon, and Sin and Death unleashed on man.
Nine daughters of Mnemosyne representing each division of the classical arts. Paintings from Raphael to Moreau.
Paintings of people watching plays, by Daumier, Degas, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and others.
Paintings of scenes from plays by Degas, Seurat, Georges Clairin, and others.
Can face masks cause breathing problems? Why isn’t there good research into cloth face masks? And much more.
Some artists not only spoke out against slavery and racism, but painted about it. Here’s a small selection of works by Turner, Eakins, Tanner, Biard and Morland.
From the early landscapes of Rubens and Dutch masters to the surrealist skyscapes of Paul Nash, introducing a history of painting the sky.