Faust signs his contract with the devil in his own blood. Paintings by Ary Scheffer and others, and an engraving by Delacroix tell this story vividly.
Brought up in a Stockholm slum rife with cholera, Larsson went on to paint his family life in the idyllic Swedish home. Here’s how he started.
The seven painted stories, with paintings by Mei, Millais, Leighton, Botticelli, Stillman, and Lancret, and links to each article.
Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride; Gérôme’s Carpet Merchant; Sargent’s Arab Woman; Cézanne’s Forest Scene. Each at different levels of detail.
Were Turner’s and Cézanne’s late paintings becoming more abstract? What distinguishes representational painting from abstract?
From physicists to photographers developing their plates, Naturalist painters recorded the science and technology of their time.
Mephistopheles (the devil) makes a bet with the Lord that he can lead his faithful servant Faust astray. Faust has grown weary of scholarship, and is looking for something better.
After his greatest human panorama showing Paddington railway station, he painted two moralising series, similar to those of Hogarth.
The last story of the last day tells of a bride and mother who undergoes the senseless brutality of her husband, and three superb narrative panels telling the story.
One of very few artists who specialised in painting children’s social interactions in school. Fascinating insights into childhood and society at the time.