The exquisite and lucrative floral still lifes of Fantin-Latour, and those painted by artists on the periphery of Impressionism. Plus a surprise from Monet.
One of very few women to travel long distances by canoe in central Canada, she accompanied her husband on business trips, and painted them.
As they ride down from the Sierra, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are constantly bickering. But Sancho’s donkey is recovered, and they learn what happened to a young to whom the knight had given his aid.
Seashells appear in Turner’s myths, Dyce’s fresco for Queen Victoria, twice in Elihu Vedder’s work, and in Odilon Redon’s. And a story from Rubens about seashells and colour.
Huge clam shells were a common feature in paintings of the birth of Venus, and other classical myths. They also feature in many ‘vanitas’ paintings.
With the Rococo in full swing, still life painting was left in the hands of the popular eccentric Chardin, and the brilliant Anne Vallayer-Coster.
He continued to paint large awe-inspiring views of America even when touring Europe. But after his death, his work almost became extinct like the buffalo.
Trained in Düsseldorf, he undertook two major trips to the Rocky Mountains, in 1859 and 1863, and painted awe-inspiring views of the peaks and valleys.
The tragic events which drove the young nobleman Cardenio are seen in new light when they meet Dorotea, who becomes an exotic princess with a quest for Don Quixote.
An overview and contents of the articles outlining the history of the Italian Renaissance, centred on paintings from Florence.