A panorama is an image, usually broad in its extent, of landscape, and has seen extensive figurative application. What is remarkable is that it did not exist until 1789, and still thrives today.
Linear perspective is one of the most controversial topics in the theory of painting, and few issues about it are generally agreed.
Aerial perspective includes reduction in contrast, reduction in chroma, and colour shift towards ‘cooler’ i.e. more blue, colours. But it can be more complex.
This article summarises the information that I have now obtained from working through that catalogue raisoné, and includes new information on Pissarro’s series paintings.
Considers the role of texture and detail gradient, shading and shadow in the depiction of depth in paintings.
“Inventing Impressionism. Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market” Edited by Sylvie Patrie; contributions by Anne Robbins, Christopher […]
Perhaps they are the landscape equivalent of serial self-portraiture after all.
Visit the Louvre or another gallery and you will see copyists, usually skilled artists making meticulous copies of […]
This article considers Claude Monet’s series paintings: how they developed, which major series he produced, and what he intended by painting them.
This article considers Alfred Sisley’s series paintings: how they developed, which major series he produced, and what he intended by painting them.