This watercolour landscape would not look out of place alongside the works of Turner and other masters 300 years later. It is one of many pioneering works by the versatile genius of the Northern Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer.
We are often led to believe that oil paints were invented in Northern Europe, shortly before the first […]
As the Masters in the South got to grips with linear perspective, those of the Northern Renaissance explored the new medium of oil paints and their power in representing surface textures and the effects of light. This remarkable work is a landmark in the development of Western painting, and an early triumph of realism, which opened the way for landscape as a new genre.
“Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life” by Marina Abramovič and others Phaeton Press, February 2015 Paperback (novelty […]
If you research art history, you know how hard it can be to track down an image of […]
By definition, creating a 2D or 3D work of representational art involves some degree of copying. If you […]
This series of articles set out to consider how faithfully landscape painters have tried to depict the views and objects that they paint, as the ‘truth’ of their painting.
The Isle of Wight is, I believe, the closest that the UK gets to the Mediterranean. You can […]
Cézanne’s final style, featuring his characteristic ‘constructive stroke’ with patches of colour built from groups of parallel brushstrokes, […]
Oil paints have been used for centuries in most of Europe’s greatest paintings, together worth far more than […]