Now deaf and suffering from tinnitus, Goya required a long period of recuperation from his illness. His paintings moved away from light rustic view, and became darker.
In myth and legend, apples have determined the future of civilisation twice. They’re also some of the most enduring objects to be seen in still life paintings.
Seeing that Don Quixote might discover their deception, the priest and the barber hurry him away in a cage on the back of an ox cart. He still thinks he’s enchanted by a spell.
More landscape views embedded in 19th and 20th century paintings, as a posthumous tribute to a colleague, or a context for a still life, perhaps.
Miniature landscape views embedded in more conventional paintings were not uncommon during the Renaissance, before landscape was established as a genre.
A pupil of Whistler’s and member of his circle, he too adopted a form of Impressionism during the 1880s. With examples of landscape paintings.
The jury for the French Pavilion at the Exposition Universelle in 1855 rejected three of Courbet’s paintings, including one of the canonical paintings of the century.
More superb cartoons to be woven into tapestries for royal palaces, including a panorama of Madrid, and humorour rural scenes.
From the earliest still life paintings, many were designed not just to look realistic, but to deceive the viewer. Examples from van Eyck to the 20th century.
In a succession brawls, officers of the law try to arrest Don Quixote, but are dissuaded. When the knight wants to ride off, he’s bound and loaded onto an ox cart in a cage.