In her later career, she concentrated on social realist paintings of the rural poor, and during World War 1 devoted her time to the relief of refugees in Paris.
Already trained and accomplished, she went to Paris in 1887, where she established herself as the leading American woman painter.
In 3 years, he swung from conventional to highly novel narrative, covering themes of assassination, cynicism, prostitution, and looking.
Tracing the origin of a vivid allegory in late 19th century painting, normally attributed to the Dreyfus affair. When did the naked Truth first climb out of a well, and why?
One of the greatest painters of all time, the Venetian Jacopo Tintoretto, was born almost 500 years ago. Probably, and he wasn’t called that either.
He ran off to Rome with another lover, leaving Marthe in the south of France. More fine paintings – including one of his best.
The life of a virtuous Roman statesman and general, with superb paintings by Poussin, Turner, and others.
Paintings of gladiatorial combat and martyrdom in the Colosseum had also been quite different before Gérôme’s ‘Ave Caesar’. Examples from Artemisia Gentileschi and others.
Gérôme’s ‘Ave Caesar’ was a visually stunning wide-angle spectacular, with its detailed reconstructions. Examined in the light of Claude, Girtin, Turner, and others.
Lead White was the primary white pigment used in oil painting until the late twentieth century, and Chalk White was mainly used in the grounds under oil paint layers.