A Symbolist, Realist, or Naturalist? His early theme was the tribulations of a woman’s life, and his images often haunting.
Amazingly flattened landscapes, death and life, Adam and Eve, and a posthumous portrait of a beautiful young woman who shot herself. Then came influenza.
An emaciated corpse in a morgue, a notorious nude rejected by the Salon, and a busy day in the couturier: his choice of motifs was very broad.
After a period writing for his living, Krohg painted two series: one about sailing and the sea, the other about the artist’s model.
As he emerged from his Golden Phase, his paintings used less gold leaf, his relationship with Egon Schiele developed, and he separated from the Secession.
Glaucus’ attempt to get Circe to put a spell on Scylla, to make her love him, backfires. Wonderful paintings by Waterhouse, van der Neer, Henry Fuseli, and others.
From Millais’ Ophelia, through the terrible toll of suicides in the rivers of major cities. Featuring Delaroche, GF Watts, Winslow Homer, and more.
Young boys and fishermen – their lives cut short. Artists including Dürer, Géricault, Malczewski, and Michael Ancher paint the tragedy.
An Armenian, born in Hungary (then), trained in Germany and France, married in Britain, worked in Poland and the Ukraine. His pastel on watercolour paintings are wonderful.
An illustrated timeline and overview of how the human visual environment, and perception of it, has changed from ancient times to virtual reality.