From the fur-trimmed cloaks of Jan van Eyck, to the soft folds of Lisa Gherardini’s dress: clothing and fabrics painted in oils.
A grisaille turned into a trompe l’oeil, symphonies in white, making the transition to oil paints, an exercise for pupils, and vibrant primary colours.
Arriving in the courtyard of the Duke and Duchess’s castle, a young woman’s body lies on a catafalque. It’s Altisidora, who died of unrequited love for Don Quixote.
Examples from Wright of Derby, Turner, Millet, van Gogh, Bonnard and others. But how many used the monochrome of scotopic vision?
Should chiaroscuro paintings show much in the way of colour, given that in the dark only the rods in our retinas function, giving us monochrome vision?
He was born and died in Lviv, now in Ukraine, but trained in Poland, where he settled and worked for much of his career. He specialised in triptychs.
A selection of his Impressionist paintings made during the mid-1880s before he adopted ‘pointillist’ style after becoming one of Seurat’s closest friends.
Classical and mediaeval dress was simple, and not tailored much until after 1000 CE. Painters were also constrained by fresco and egg tempera.
It was part of the folklore of women’s fashion in the 20th century, but had been embraced by the French Impressionists. Here’s why and how.
When they sleep at the place they had previously been trampled by bulls, they’re trampled again, this time by over 600 pigs. The following night they’re abducted by ten armed men.