A World View with a high aspect ratio, they came to dominate in the latter half of the 19th century, some being major commercial attractions. Now ubiquitous.
From an elevated viewpoint, finely detailed, great depth, figures and buildings tiny in the immensity of the view, far distant horizon – it’s a World View.
Trained in sciences and painting in his native Germany, he emigrated to Australia in 1850. He was a member of the Burke and Wills Expedition, but never returned.
Trained with Gérôme in Paris, he painted fine rural landscapes of Alpine meadows, religious works, and used advanced optical effects.
Turpine’s final treachery, a lady whose conceit leads to an exacting punishment, Serena almost sacrificed and eaten, and Calidore falls in love.
A brief overview of the legendary and mythical history of the city and its empire, with links to all the articles in this series, and some of the finest paintings.
Seldom painted, except in Bouguereau’s pair of paintings showing her mother Nyx and Hemera.
Churchyards and graveyards in the darker side of French history, in Egypt, and in deep countryside by the fjords of Norway.
Churchyards and graveyards in the art of William Hogarth, Caspar David Friedrich, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Louis Welden Hawkins, and others.
Trained in St Petersburg, he spent much of his career in Paris, where he designed stage sets and costumes for the Ballets Russes. But there was more to his art.