From Corot to Sérusier, the American Thomas Cole to the British John Brett, a collection of superb landscapes of the city.
Paintings of the city of Florence recreating times past, from Dante’s meeting with Beatrice, to Lorenzo the Magnificent in the late 15th century.
How the Tuscan city of Florence came to provide the right conditions for the Renaissance during the 14th century.
It was only the fourteenth ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain. Their provisions included 20 bottles of red wine and 18 chickens. His painting helped make mountaineering respectable.
Una and the Redcrosse Knight, Sir Guyon or of Temperance, and Britomartis or Chastity: plot summary, main characters, and selected paintings.
Not just a pretty atmospheric effect, she’s a messenger of the gods, and is involved in many myths. Superb paintings by Guérin, Fuseli and others.
After 1600, series of four paintings fell from favour, and artists, particularly the Brueghel family, combined all into single images.
He specialised in ‘light genre’ paintings, not-to-serious domestic scenes, painted in fine detail, and was praised by Ruskin.
In the century from 1560, many artists painted allegories of the four elements of the classical world: earth, air, water and fire. Here are some fine examples.
First in a new series looking at Renaissance painting from Italy, centred on Florence, shows some of the masterpieces of the ‘gap’ before the Gothic.