Initial reception to his paintings from Cullercoats was lukewarm at best, and most critics were dismissive.
When the boats came in – now an English expression – the women started the arduous task of transferring the catch from boat to shore.
Here are some glorious paintings of the work which the fishwives had to undertake when their menfolk were at sea.
One of the major themes in Homer’s paintings of Cullercoats was that of the fishwives watching for the return of their men.
Homer’s painting was transformed during his stay in Cullercoats. Why did he go there, and what did it offer him?
I thought that I knew what a narrative painting was, until I saw some examples. Are they?
A fuller account of one of the arch-enemies of the Impressionists. Was he so bad after all?
Taking stock on which narratives should be used, and what techniques should be used to represent them in paintings.
Daumier made very loose and gestural oil paintings which convey narratives in unusual ways.
They are to the study of art what a dictionary and grammar are to the study of a language, and a basic building block for our cultural heritage.