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Arachne and her web: spiders in paintings and prints
Who was Orion, and why did almost no one paint his story?
Amazons: 1 War – coming soon
Amazons: 2 Peace – coming soon
Joan of Arc: 1 The Call – coming soon
Joan of Arc: 2 The Life – coming soon

Tom Thomson: Canada from a Canoe – commemorating the centenary of his sudden death

1 1905-1914 – coming soon
2 1915 part 1 – coming soon
3 1915 part 2 – coming soon
4 1916 – coming soon
5 1917 – coming soon

Carl Larsson’s Ideal Home

1 France 1877-1885
2 Sweden 1886-1898
3 Books and Murals 1899-1919 – coming soon

Figures in a Landscape

0 Introduction
1 Little people in grand views
2 Figures, narrative, ground
3 Seeing the Andes
4 Drawing a line under Turner
5 Pissarro and the human landscape
6 Constable’s gestures
7 Among skyscrapers
8 Nicolas Poussin – coming soon
9 Pieter Brueghel the Elder – coming soon

Totems and trees: Emily Carr’s paintings

1 1892-1911
2 1912-1913
3 1914-1930
4 1931-1936
5 1937-1945 – coming soon

Changing Stories: Ovid’s Metamorphoses on canvas – the best paintings of Ovid’s myths

0 – index and introduction
Book 1
1 – Lycaon, cannibalism, and werewolves
2 – Deucalion, the flood, and Python
3 – Daphne, and how the laurel became the crown
4 – Jupiter & Io, Mercury & Argus, Pan & Syrinx. Rape, murder, cows, and peacocks
Book 2
5 – Phaëthon, the Heliades, Cycnus
6 – Jupiter and Callisto
7 – The Raven and Crow, and more
8 – Turned into stone, Mercury and Aglaurus
9 – The abduction of Europa
Book 3
10 – Cadmus and the Dragon’s Teeth
11 – Actaeon’s fatal mistake
12 – Semele and Jupiter’s Surrogate Pregnancy
13 – Tiresias, Echo and Narcissus
14 – Pentheus and Bacchus
Book 4
15 – Pyramus and Thisbe
16 – Venus and Mars, Leucothoe and Clytie
17 – Salmacis and Hermaphroditus
18 – Athamas and Ino
19 – Cadmus and Harmonia
20 – Perseus and Andromeda
21 – Perseus and Medusa
Book 5
22 – Perseus’ Wedding Feast
23 – Minerva and the Muses
24 – The rape of Proserpine
25 – Arethusa
26 – Triptolemus and Lyncus
Book 6
27 – Arachne and Minerva
28 – Niobe and the slaughter of her children
29 – Lycians turned into frogs
30 – Marsyas and Pelops – coming soon
31 – Tereus, Philomela and Procne – coming soon
Love, myth, and exile: the life of Ovid in paintings
Parallel hypertext: Storyspace metamorphosed 2, including a full Latin and English version of Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 1 in Tinderbox/Storyspace format
Parallel hypertext: Storyspace metamorphosed 3, includes the illustrated version of Book 1 in Tinderbox/Storyspace format

Ovid’s Heroides: Letters from heroines

Heroines: Ovid’s ‘Heroides’, fictional letters from great women – an index and more
Love’s Restless Fear: Penelope’s story (letter 1)
The Over-Exposed Warrior, the Suicide Pact, and the Almond Tree: The story of Phyllis and Demophoon (letter 2)
Pride and Petulance: How one woman almost saved Troy: The story of Briseis and Achilles (letter 3)
The Largest Salon, the Wicked Stepmother, and a Fatal Lie: The story of Phaedra and Hippolytus (letter 4)
President’s Park, the Titanic, and a Name on a Tree: The story of Oenone and Paris (letter 5)
Spouse-swapping, matricide, and Harry Potter: Hermione and Orestes (letter 8)
A Troubled Woman, Centaur’s Blood, and Hercules as Martyr: The story of Deianira and Hercules (letter 9)
Cross-Dressing, Feminism, and the Greek Demi-God: An odd turn in the story of Deianira and Hercules (letter 9)
Sorcery Seldom Succeeds: Painting Medea and Jason (letter 12)
Fifty Brides for Fifty Brothers, and their Unexpected Wedding Night: Hypermnestra and Lynceus (letter 14)
A Message on an Apple, and Two Abandoned Lovers: The story of Cydippe and Acontius (letters 20, 21)
Love, myth, and exile: the life of Ovid in paintings

Painting the Impossible – responses to classic challenges

Smell
Gone with the Wind – land and sea (Wind)
Gone with the Wind – people (Wind)
Music
Touch
Taste
Sight

Artists with Anniversaries in 2017

JW Waterhouse: Allure and magic 1, to commemorate the centenary of his death
JW Waterhouse: Allure and magic 2
Charles-François Daubigny: the first Impressionist? 1, to commemorate his bicentenary
Charles-François Daubigny: the first Impressionist? 2
Carolus-Duran: Portraits and pupils 1 – to commemorate the centenary of his death
Carolus-Duran: Portraits and pupils 2
George Frederic Watts: influence and ideas 1, to commemorate his bicentenary
George Frederic Watts: influence and ideas 2

Edvard Munch’s Frieze of Life

A life in paintings 1884-1892
A life in paintings 1893-1909
A life in paintings 1910-1944
The Frieze of Life 1, Berlin, 1895
The Frieze of Life 2, Seeds of Love
The Frieze of Life 3, Flowering and Passing of Love
The Frieze of Life 4, Life Anxiety
The Frieze of Life 5, Death
The Frieze of Life 6, Conclusions and index

Jean-François Millet: Ploughing a lonely furrow

1 1837-1852
2 1852-1855
3 1856-1861
4 1861-1868
5 1869-1875
Different Fields: Jules Breton and Jean-François Millet

Jules Breton’s Eternal Harvest

1 1850-1859
2 1860-1869
3 1870-1876
4 1877-1889
5 1890-1906
Different Fields: Jules Breton and Jean-François Millet

Franz von Stuck’s Thoroughly Modern Histories

1 1887-1891
2 1892-1900
3 1901-1909
4 1910-1913
5 1914-1928

Paul Nash – from ancient to surreal, strange landscapes

1 – to 1920
2 – 1920-1930
3 – 1931-1938
4 – 1939-1942
5 – 1943-1945
Two Roads to Magical Landscapes: Paul Nash and Nikolai Astrup

Nikolai Astrup: Dark Sunlight – his Norwegian landscapes

1 – to 1905
2 – 1906-10
3 – 1911-19
4 – 1920-24
5 – 1925-28 and prints
Two Roads to Magical Landscapes: Paul Nash and Nikolai Astrup

Changing Times: the paintings of Lovis Corinth

1 – to 1890
2 – 1891-1897
3 – 1898-1900
4 – 1901-1904
5 – 1905-1909
6 – 1909-1911
7 – self-portraits and 1912
8 – 1913-1914
9 – 1915-1919
10 – 1920-1923
11 – 1924-1925
Self-portraits and nudes 1886-1925
Narrative paintings 1890-1924

Hesiod’s Brush, the paintings of Gustave Moreau

1 Gathering storm, to 1860
2 Distant rumbles, The Suitors, The Daughters of Thespius, and Tyrtaeus Singing during the Combat
3 The thunderclap, Oedipus and the Sphinx, and The Young Man and Death
4 After the storm, Diomedes, Orpheus, and more
5 Before the war, The Chimera, Prometheus, Jupiter and Europa, and more
6 Back in favour, Sappho, Saint Sebastian and the Angel, Hercules and the Lernean Hydra, and more
7 Salome’s success, Salome, The Apparition, and their relatives
8 Into the sky
9 The final Salon
10 Grief and recovery
11 Mythical animals and cities
12 For the museum
13 Jupiter and Semele
14 Overview and index
Jules-Élie Delaunay: fragments of history
Théodore Chassériau: Brief brilliance

Landscapes of the Ancients: John Linnell and Samuel Palmer

John Linnell, early landscapes
John Linnell, harvest and sunset
Samuel Palmer, early visions
Samuel Palmer, Rome and Wales
Samuel Palmer, etchings and sunsets

Tyger’s Eye: the paintings of William Blake

1 – the challenge
2 – The Ancient of Days
3 – Biography
4 – Pity, painting Shakespeare’s similes
5 – The large prints, 1795
6 – Tempera paintings, 1799-1800
7 – Tempera paintings 1800-1810
8 – Last tempera paintings
9 – Jacob’s Ladder and the stairway to heaven
10 – Whirlwinds and cars
11 – A Revelation of beasts
12 – Grand Designs
13 – Decoding the Epitome of Hervey
14 – Fragments of mythology
15 – The Last Judgement
16 – A miscellany
The Story in Paintings: Henry Fuseli, Swiss Gothic
William Blake’s role models and peers – Barry, Flaxman, Mortimer, Stothard
From William Blake to the Ancients and moderns

The Story in Paintings: who killed John the Baptist?

1 Herodias
2 Doubt
3 Salome
The Salome Story: first full release version for Storyspace and Tinderbox

John Singer Sargent

Sargent’s Allusion to an Absent Dog
Sargent’s prim ladies reach for Priapus and Bacchanalia
John Singer Sargent’s ‘Gassed’: more allusion than fact?
Sargent’s Furies: a rare but powerful story
11 – John Singer Sargent, Dolce Far Niente, 1907
23 – USA: John Singer Sargent
Should we be rehabilitating Sargent, or his critics?
Dancer: John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, and James Carroll Beckwith

Odilon Redon – commemorating his centenary 1840–1916

Into the Light: Odilon Redon’s unique eye, 1 – to 1894
2 – 1895-1904
3 – 1905 on

The Poem of the Soul (Le Poème de l’âme) – possibly the greatest epic narrative painting series, by Louis Janmot

1 Oil paintings 1-9
2 Oil paintings 10-18
3 Charcoal drawings 19-26
4 Charcoal drawings 27-34

Pre-Raphaelite Landscapes

1: Emergence
2: Truth
3: Development
4: John Brett 1
5: John Brett 2
6: British landscape painting in the 19th century
7: Ruskin’s role
Hans Gude and the grandeur of Norway

After the Pre-Raphaelite – the Aesthetic movement in painting

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: the Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic
Frederic, Lord Leighton: Classic and Aesthetic
Val Prinsep, the oriental Aesthetic
John Roddam Spencer Stanhope: a different Pre-Raphaelite
Sir Edward Poynter, a British Gérôme? 1, to 1879
Sir Edward Poynter, a British Gérôme? 2, 1880 onwards
John Everett Millais: only briefly Pre-Raphaelite
Lawrence Alma-Tadema: classics go Aesthetic, 1
Lawrence Alma-Tadema: classics go Aesthetic, 2
Alma-Tadema at Fries Museum, the Netherlands, and in Vienna, and London
Anna Alma-Tadema: An eye for detail
Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema: the woman’s world
Into the Light: John Godward, Aestheticism in the extreme
Dolce far niente: the apogee of Aestheticism
Into the Light: Frederick Sandys, Rossetti’s shadow?
Into the Light: Annie Swynnerton

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927): the forgotten Pre-Raphaelite

Part 1 – to 1883
Part 2 – to 1892
Part 3 – from 1892

Alchemy: a brief history of oil painting

1 – overview
2 – the origin of oil painting
3 – oils in the northern Renaissance
4 – how oils came to Italy
5 – the High Renaissance, canvas, and counting brushstrokes
6 – Rubens and control of paint viscosity
7 – Rembrandt and surface texture
8 – Bladders and Megilp
9 – Turner and tubes
10 – the direct and the dangerous; Impressionists and Pre-Raphaelites
11 – intent overrides craft
12 – novel resins, water, and the uncertain future
13 – milestones, an overview
See also
Who invented oil paint?
Fat over lean – understanding oil paint
Painting outdoors in oils: a brief summary history
A tentative history of visible brushstrokes in paint
Summary of pigment use and its effect on style

James Ward (1769–1859): between Constable and Turner

Part 1, to 1810
Part 2, 1811-1818
Part 3, 1819 on

Important Women Painters – significant articles, arranged in alphabetical order of the artist’s last name

Into the Light: Helen Allingham’s eternal countryside
Anna Alma-Tadema: An eye for detail
Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema: the woman’s world
Review: The body real (Ellen Altfest)
Beyond the French Impressionists – Denmark (Anna Ancher)
Sophonisba Anguissola: My family and others
Into the Light: Harriet Backer, inside and out 1
Into the Light: Harriet Backer, inside and out 2
Brief Candles: Marie Bashkirtseff
Into the Light: Cecilia Beaux’s perceptive portraits, 1 – to 1898
Into the Light: Cecilia Beaux’s perceptive portraits, 2 – from 1898
Into the Light: Tina Blau, the first Post-Impressionist?
Into the Light: Rosa Bonheur, animalière extraordinaire
Into the Light: Louise Upton Brumback, all things bright and colourful
Beyond the French Impressionists – Finland (Fanny Churberg)
In an Ancient Light: Héva Coomans and family
Emma Lampert Cooper, the invisible wife
Children and the sea: the paintings of Virginie Demont-Breton
Into the Light: Susan Macdowell Eakins, more than the artist’s wife
Lavinia Fontana: the first woman Master?
Favourite paintings – Artemisia Gentileschi, Allegory of Painting, c 1638-9
The Story in Paintings: Lucretia, the hardest narrative of all (Artemisia Gentileschi)
The Story in Paintings: Off with his head! (Artemisia Gentileschi) (Warning: contains gruesome images)
Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer (and Dora Wheeler Keith)
Into the Light: Anna Hills and California light
Dora Wheeler Keith (and Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer)
Anna Lea Merritt: Art locked out
The Story in Paintings: Evelyn De Morgan 1, to 1880
The Story in Paintings: Evelyn De Morgan 2, 1881 on
Favourite paintings – Berthe Morisot, La Lecture (Reading), 1888
The Riches of the Table, and the Futility of Life: Clara Peeters’ still lifes
Henrietta Rae and the academic nude
Brief Candles: Elisabetta Sirani, 1
Brief Candles: Elisabetta Sirani, 2
The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelite: Marie Spartali Stillman, 1 – to 1883
The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelite: Marie Spartali Stillman, 2 – to 1892
The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelite: Marie Spartali Stillman, 3 – from 1892
Into the Light: Marianne Stokes
Into the Light: Annie Swynnerton
Kirsty Whiten’s Wronger Rites – contemporary stories and rituals about life

Into the Light – representational painting in the 20th and 21st centuries

A snapshot of 1916 in paintings and painters
George Clausen’s transformation, through rural naturalism to Impressionism in the 1890s
George Clausen, Post-Impressionist, development of a full Post-Impressionist style
Adrian Scott Stokes in St Ives and Hungary
Marianne Stokes, a major woman artist
Harriet Backer, inside and out 1
Harriet Backer, inside and out 2
Eilif Peterssen, a Norwegian Impressionist
Maximilen Luce and the reality of life
Fernand Khnopff, more than a portrait
Jean-Louis Forain, nightlife and highlife
Jean-Louis Forain, courts and studios
The brilliance of Jacek Malczewski
Colin Campbell Cooper, 1 the sky’s the limit
Colin Campbell Cooper, 2 the colour of beauty
Henry Ossawa Tanner, to 1902 – the first well-known African-American painter
Henry Ossawa Tanner, from 1903
Anna Hills and California light
Friedrich Eckenfelder on the farm
John Ferguson Weir, Yale’s founding father
Jean Béraud and his Paris chronicle
Tina Blau, the first Post-Impressionist?
Alfred Stevens, more than just a pretty face?
Henri Martin, the French Post-Impressionist 1
Henri Martin, the French Post-Impressionist 2
Enrique Simonet, Death and the countryside, up to 1900
Enrique Simonet, Death and the countryside, after 1900
Arturo Michelena, a Venezuelan master
Louise Upton Brumback, all things bright and colourful
George Wesley Bellows, up to 1914
George Wesley Bellows, after 1914
Marsden Hartley, 1 experiments to 1921
Marsden Hartley, 2 mature landscapes
Emma Lampert Cooper, the invisible wife
Edward Charles Volkert, the pastural painter
Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer and Dora Wheeler Keith
Charles Demuth, Precisionism, and flowers
Carroll Beckwith, the under-age model, and the jealous husband
Robert Henri and the Ashcan School
Frank Duveneck, silent companion
Frederick Frieseke’s flickering females
Rosa Bonheur, animalière extraordinaire
Paul Helleu and high society
The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelite: Marie Spartali Stillman, 1 – to 1883
The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelite: Marie Spartali Stillman, 2 – to 1892
The Forgotten Pre-Raphaelite: Marie Spartali Stillman, 3 – from 1892
Thomas Eakins: the centenary of his death
Susan Macdowell Eakins, more than the artist’s wife
Julian Onderdonk – bluebonnets and pseudonyms
Cecilia Beaux’s perceptive portraits, 1 – to 1898
Cecilia Beaux’s perceptive portraits, 2 – from 1898
Henry Tonks, surgeon, painter, professor
City Life: 1 Eakins and Chase
City Life: 2 Henri, Cooper, and Bellows
Val Prinsep, the oriental Aesthetic
Anna Alma-Tadema: An eye for detail
John Godward, Aestheticism in the extreme
Hans Gude and the grandeur of Norway
Frederick Sandys, Rossetti’s shadow?
Ivan Aivazovsky, Master Mariner
Henrietta Rae and the academic nude
Annie Swynnerton
Helen Allingham’s eternal countryside
Odilon Redon’s unique eye, 1 – to 1894
Odilon Redon’s unique eye, 2 – 1895-1904
Odilon Redon’s unique eye, 3 – 1905 on
Osman Hamdi Bey
Haloes and Fans: the forgotten paintings of Louis Welden Hawkins
Kirsty Whiten’s Wronger Rites – contemporary stories and rituals about life
The Story in Paintings: New narratives from Paula Rego, Peter Doig, and Stuart Pearson Wright
The body real – paintings by Ellen Altfest

Brief Candles – painters whose lives were cut short

Frédéric Bazille – figure in a landscape, 1
Frédéric Bazille – figure in a landscape, 2
Richard Parkes Bonington, 1
Richard Parkes Bonington, 2
Thomas Girtin, 1
Thomas Girtin 2
Masaccio part 1
Masaccio part 2
Giorgione, part 1, to 1504
Giorgione, part 2, 1505-1510
Jules Bastien-Lepage 1
Jules Bastien-Lepage 2
Marie Bashkirtseff
Elisabetta Sirani, 1
Elisabetta Sirani, 2
Paulus Potter
Adriaen van de Velde
Charles Laval was not Paul Gauguin
Henri Regnault, the history painter who became history

Narrative in Painting

Narrative in paintings and photography: a summary and index
Index of well-known narratives 1 text – no images, all stories
Index of well-known narratives 2 classics – paintings based on classic Greek and Roman stories, with images
Index of well-known narratives 3 Biblical – paintings based on Bible stories, with images
Index of well-known narratives 4 literary – paintings based on post-classical fiction, including poetry, plays, movies, with images
Index of well-known narratives 5 history – paintings based on post-classical history, with images
The Story in Paintings: index of well-known narratives 6 Non-European – paintings based on narratives from outside Europe, with images
Telling the story: narrative across media, including spoken, written, movies, graphic novels, paintings, photos, and music
The Story in Paintings: So what is a narrative painting?
Every picture tells a story: narrative paintings
The Story in Paintings: Poussin’s Rinaldo and Armida
The Story in Paintings: Rinaldo and Armida, murder sublimated
The Story in Paintings: Using Storyspace for analysis
The Story in Paintings: Lucretia, the hardest narrative of all
The Story in Paintings: Delacroix and the last great histories
The Story in Paintings: Turner’s narratives
The Story in Paintings: Off with his head! Veronese, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Bigot paint Judith and Holofernes (Warning: contains gruesome images)
The Story in Paintings: A Feast of Veronese
The Story in Paintings: Gustave Moreau and the dissolution of history
The Story in Paintings: JW Waterhouse and mediaeval romance
The Story in Paintings: Pre-Raphaelite tableaux
The Story in Paintings: Jean-Léon Gérôme and the spectacular
The Story in Paintings: Impressionist issues, including Corot, Manet, Degas, Renoir, and Cézanne, with surprising conclusions
The Story in Paintings: Moving panoramas for the masses
The Story in Paintings: War and puzzles, with Goya, John Singer Sargent, Picasso, and others
The Story in Paintings: New narratives from Paula Rego, Peter Doig, and Stuart Pearson Wright
The Story in Paintings: Changing fortunes – peripeteia
The Story in Paintings: Enlightened by science, Joseph Wright of Derby
The Story in Paintings: Problem pictures, John Collier and others
The Story in Paintings: Daumier’s gestures
The Story in Paintings: allegory, symbol, and realism – a roundup
Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 6 The bigger picture
The Story in Paintings: Hogarth’s progress
The Story in Paintings: Hogarth’s marriage and the progress of time
The Story in Paintings: Victorian serials
The Story in Paintings: Thomas Cole’s grand series
Hogarth’s print series: Industry and Idleness 1-6
Hogarth’s print series: Industry and Idleness 7-12
Hogarth’s print series: The Four Stages of Cruelty
The Story in Paintings: Etty’s shockingly naked narratives
The Story in Paintings: Caspar David Friedrich’s Stages of Life
The Story in Paintings: Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa
The Story in Paintings: Gustave Doré’s unknown paintings
The Story in Paintings: Ingres’ Classics
The Story in Paintings: David the Goliath
The Story in Paintings: Horace Vernet
Kirsty Whiten’s Wronger Rites – contemporary stories and rituals about life
The Story in Paintings: Böcklin’s classics and symbols
The Story in Paintings: Belshazzar’s Feast – Rembrandt, Martin, and Washington Allston
The Story in Paintings: John Martin, more than the apocalypse
The Story in Paintings: Walter Crane, between illustration and painting
The Story in Paintings: Évariste Luminais and the Franks
The Story in Paintings: Rembrandt’s conspiracy and Batavians
The Story in Paintings: Feuerbach’s falsies
The Story in Paintings: a glimpse of India
The Story in Paintings: Frederic, Lord Leighton – Victorian eye candy?
The Story in Paintings: The Flood
The Story in Paintings: William Dyce and the cliffs of time
The Story in Paintings: Paul Delaroche’s Horrible Histories
The Story in Paintings: Painting to the music of time – how to paint time!
The Story in Paintings: Alessandro Magnasco, a maverick
The Story in Paintings: The thread of fate
The Story in Paintings: Elihu Vedder
The Story in Paintings: Icarus and his downfall
Analysing narrative paintings of Icarus and Daedalus
The Story in Paintings: Nausicaä, boy meets girl and more
The Story in Paintings: Perseus and Edward Burne-Jones 1
The Story in Paintings: Perseus and Edward Burne-Jones 2
The Story in Paintings: Poussin’s Empire of Flora
The Story in Paintings: Frescoes of the Brancacci Chapel
The Story in Paintings: Philemon and Baucis, virtue rewarded
The Story in Paintings: Composite images of the Renaissance
Georges Seurat’s Poseuses: new wine in an old skin?
The Story in Paintings: Lovis Corinth’s Ariadne on Naxos
The Story in Paintings: Ariadne on Naxos, by Titian, Kauffman, Delacroix, and others
The Story in Paintings: Peter Nicolai Arbo, Valkyries and Mermen
The Story in Paintings: ER Hughes’ flights of fantasy
The Story in Paintings: Night Attack on the Sanjō Palace, a Japanese narrative painting
The Story in Paintings: Kalevala, Finland’s Epic 1
The Story in Paintings: Kalevala, Finland’s Epic 2 – Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Story in Paintings: What the Dickens? – why did no one paint Dickens’ stories?
The Story in Paintings: Ancient Egypt and Italy
The Story in Paintings: Andromeda rescued 1 – the story of Andromeda and Perseus
The Story in Paintings: Andromeda rescued 2
The Story in Paintings: Between Rome and Renaissance, 300-1100 CE
The Story in Paintings: Raising Lazarus, and 1100-1400 CE
The Story in Paintings: genocide and an Etruscan tomb
The Story in Paintings: Why do angels have wings?
The Story in Paintings: Was Velázquez spinning or weaving? – reading Las Hilanderas
The Story in Paintings: Modes of painted narrative
The Story in Paintings: Arthur Hughes and romantic legends
The Story in Paintings: Story circles – narrative form in Bosch’s Passion Scenes
The Story in Paintings: Evelyn De Morgan 1, to 1880
The Story in Paintings: Evelyn De Morgan 2, 1881 on
The Story in Paintings: Georges Rochegrosse, gorgeous girls
The Story in Paintings: Georges Rochegrosse, gruesome death
The Story in Paintings: Manna from heaven
The Story in Paintings: Jean-Paul Laurens and the end of history
James Tissot’s early narrative paintings
James Tissot’s late narrative paintings: the Bible series, 1
James Tissot’s late narrative paintings: the Bible series, 2
The Story in Paintings: The temptation of Saint Anthony, before 1560
The Story in Paintings: The temptation of Saint Anthony, after 1570
The Story in Paintings: The judgement of Solomon
The Story in Paintings: Léon Cogniet and Delacroix’s Abduction of Rebecca
The Story in Paintings: Domenico Morelli – one of the most influential Italian painters of the 1800s, and a fine storyteller
The Story in Paintings: Pierre Guérin, the Prix de Rome, and the Death of Cato
The Story in Paintings: The Road to Damascus and the Conversion of Saint Paul
William Merritt Chase paints history, for a brief moment
The Story in Paintings: The spirits of nations
The Story in Paintings: Eastman Johnson sugaring off
The Story in Paintings: Philip Hermogenes Calderon 1, the Bible and morals
The Story in Paintings: Philip Hermogenes Calderon 2, Shakespeare and the naked saint
Mariana – Shakespeare or Tennyson?
The Story in Paintings: Aesculapius or Asclepius
A portrait of revenge: hell hath no fury like a painter scorned
The Story in Paintings: Wiertz’s weird tales
The Story in Paintings: Henry Fuseli, Swiss Gothic
The Story in Paintings: Louis Janmot’s epic, Le Poème de l’âme – 1
The Story in Paintings: Louis Janmot’s epic, Le Poème de l’âme – 2
The Story in Paintings: Louis Janmot’s epic, Le Poème de l’âme – 3
The Story in Paintings: Louis Janmot’s epic, Le Poème de l’âme – 4
The Story in Paintings: Nessus and Deianeira, the point of view
Who killed John the Baptist? 1 Herodias
Who killed John the Baptist? 2 Doubt
Who killed John the Baptist? 3 Salome
The Salome Story: analysing and telling changing narrative on your Mac
The Salome Story: first full release version for Storyspace and Tinderbox
The meaning of tortoises
The Story in Paintings: How sculpture changed Ganymede’s story
Fire, surgery, and surrogate pregnancy: an unpaintable story?
Sargent’s Furies: a rare but powerful story
The Story in Paintings: Remembering a great general?
Infanticide: Astyanax and making of myth
Jules-Élie Delaunay: fragments of history
The Coming of Cupid: Will you be my Valentine?
Théodore Chassériau: Brief brilliance
A Message on an Apple, and Two Abandoned Lovers
Easter in Paintings: From Gethsemane to the Tomb
Mother of the Muses: Mnemosyne
Chinese Narrative Painting: The Nymph of the Luo River
Chinese Narrative Painting: The Second Ode to the Red Cliff
Chinese Narrative Painting: Shanglin Park
Chinese Narrative Painting: Conclusions
Rubens’ Peace and War: 1 Fighting the peace
Rubens’ Peace and War: 2 The cost of war
Fake News 1: Did Horatius Cocles Save Rome?
Fake News 2: Did the Horatii kill the Curiatii?
The Psychology of the Riddle: Oedipus and the Sphinx
King Cyrus the Great: 1 False gods
King Cyrus the Great: 2 Hell hath no fury
Two Marriages of Great Convenience: 1 Marie de’ Medici’s grand plan
Two Marriages of Great Convenience: 2 The exchange of princesses
Arachne and her web: spiders in paintings and prints
Who was Orion, and why did almost no one paint his story?
The Story Story – narrative, VR, and computers
Narrative in the landscape
Landscape Visions 6 – figures, staffage, and Advent Calendars
Favourite Paintings 3 – Nicolas Poussin, Landscape with a Calm, 1651
Favourite Paintings 18 – Sandro Botticelli, Primavera (Spring), c 1482
Illusions of reality: the paintings of Jean-Léon Gérôme
Life and paintings of James Tissot: an overview
Analysing and telling changing narrative in Storyspace 1
Analysing and telling changing narrative in Storyspace 2
Analysing and telling changing narrative in Storyspace 3
Analysing and telling changing narrative in Storyspace 4
Analysing and telling changing narrative in Storyspace 5

Painters of Farm and Domestic Animals

Paulus Potter
Adriaen van de Velde
George Morland: genius, debt, and mistaken identity
James Ward, Part 1, to 1810
James Ward, Part 2, 1811-1818
James Ward, Part 3, 1819 on
Constant Troyon: landscapes with animals
Rosa Bonheur, animalière extraordinaire
Edward Charles Volkert, the pastural painter
Friedrich Eckenfelder on the farm

Hieronymus Bosch – his 500th anniversary

Hieronymus Bosch: an Index to articles – complete with illustrations of his works
Hieronymus Bosch: the life of a great Master
Five hundred years of Bosch: the wisdom of his owls
Funnels, Jewish hats, and wizardry: the influence of Bosch’s visual inventions
A Summer of Bosch – books and exhibitions for his 500th
Book Review: Hieronymus Bosch, Painter and Draughtsman: Catalogue Raisonné, Ilsink and Koldeweij
The Adoration of the Magi (New York) (c 1470-80)
Ecce Homo (Städel) (c 1475-85)
Saint Jerome at Prayer (Ghent) (c 1485-95)
Saint John the Baptist (Madrid) (c 1490-95)
Saint John on Patmos, Passion Scenes (c 1490-95)
The Story in Paintings: Story circles – narrative form in Passion Scenes
The Crowning with Thorns (London) (c 1490-1500)
Calvary with Donor (c 1490-1500)
Saint Christopher (Rotterdam) (c 1490-1500)
Adoration of the Magi (Prado) (c 1490-1500)
Christ Carrying the Cross and Christ Child (c 1490-1510)
The Hermit Saints Triptych (Venice) (c 1495-1505)
Christ Carrying the Cross (San Lorenzo) (c 1495-1505)
Saint Wilgefortis Triptych (c 1495-1505)
The Garden of Earthly Delights (c 1495-1505) part 1
The Garden of Earthly Delights (c 1495-1505) part 2
The Last Judgement (Bruges) (c 1495-1505)
The Last Judgement (Vienna) (c 1500-1505)
The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Lisbon) and The Temptation of Saint Anthony (fragment, Kansas City) (c 1500-1510)
The Wayfarer Triptych (fragments) (c 1500-1510)
Visions of the Hereafter (1505-15)
The Haywain Triptych (1510-16)
Owls and the reading of Bosch’s paintings 1
Owls and the reading of Bosch’s paintings 2
Hieronymus Bosch and Richard Dadd: kindred spirits?
The Story in Paintings: The temptation of Saint Anthony, before 1560
The Story in Paintings: The temptation of Saint Anthony, after 1570

William Merritt Chase – his centenary

William Merritt Chase, 1849-1916: in memoriam
William Merritt Chase: a life in painting, 1, to 1883 – well-illustrated biography
William Merritt Chase: a life in painting, 2 1884-1890
William Merritt Chase: a life in painting, 3 1891-1900
William Merritt Chase: a life in painting, 4 1901-1916
A snapshot of 1916 in paintings and painters
Books and exhibitions to celebrate his centenary
Dancer: John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, and James Carroll Beckwith
William Merritt Chase paints history, for a brief moment
In William Merritt Chase’s Studio: insights and informal portraits
Meet the family: William Merritt Chase at home
Family portraits by William Merritt Chase
Shinnecock summer: William Merritt Chase in the country
Students of Chase: his greatest legacy
The spontaneous or methodical: Chase and Eakins at work
Prizes, performance and still life
City Life: 1 Eakins and Chase
City Life: 2 Henri, Cooper, and Bellows

His colleagues and friends:
Students of Chase: his greatest legacy – an overview of 20 former students
Carroll Beckwith, the under-age model, and the jealous husband
Robert Henri and the Ashcan School
Frank Duveneck, silent companion

His pupils:
Louise Upton Brumback (1867-1929)
George Wesley Bellows (1882–1925), up to 1914
George Wesley Bellows (1882–1925), after 1914
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), 1 experiments to 1921
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), 2 mature landscapes
Emma Lampert Cooper (1855-1920), the invisible wife
Edward Charles Volkert (1871-1935), the pastural painter
Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer (1873-1943) and Dora Wheeler Keith (1857-1940)
Charles Demuth (1883–1935), Precisionism, and flowers
Julian Onderdonk – bluebonnets and pseudonyms

Other related:
Barbizon crosses the Atlantic: William Morris Hunt
Thomas Eakins: the centenary of his death
Into the Light: Cecilia Beaux’s perceptive portraits, 1 – to 1898
Into the Light: Cecilia Beaux’s perceptive portraits, 2 – from 1898

Thomas Eakins – his centenary

Thomas Eakins: the centenary of his death
Into the Light: Susan Macdowell Eakins, more than the artist’s wife
The spontaneous or methodical: Chase and Eakins at work
Skiffs, sculls, and rowing regattas
City Life: 1 Eakins and Chase
City Life: 2 Henri, Cooper, and Bellows

Vanished French Impressionists

The Italian Impressionist: Giuseppe De Nittis – 1, to 1879
The Italian Impressionist: Giuseppe De Nittis – 2, 1880-1884
The Italian Impressionist: Giuseppe De Nittis – 3, various paintings
The Italian Impressionist: Giuseppe De Nittis – 4, discussion and conclusions
Index to the series, illustrated
1 – Introduction
2 – Eugène Boudin
3 – Zacharie Astruc, Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu, and Édouard Béliard, a sculptor and critic, a still life painter, and an Impressionist who became a mayor
4 – Bracquemond, Brandon, Bureau, a major print-maker and designer of porcelain, and two career painters, one of whom died tragically young.
5 – Cals, Colin, Debras, three significant artists, one of whom painted landscapes as good as those of Monet or Pissarro.
6 – Armand Guillaumin, a major innovator and influence who should be much better known today.
7 – Latouche, Lepic, Lépine, an art dealer and colour merchant who has vanished, a marine painter, and a pre-Impressionist
8 – Levert, Meyer, de Molins, Mulot-Durivage, de Nittis, a painter in enamel, three landscape painters, and probably the most gifted painter of the entire group
9 – Ottin, Ottin, Robert, Rouart, an established sculptor, his son who made stained glass, a painter who has vanished completely, and a successful industrialist who was also an Impressionist and patron
10 – why are they forgotten? Some conclusions.

Winslow Homer’s Stay in Cullercoats, 1881-2

Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 1 Purpose and place
Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 2 Watchers
Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 3 Women at work
Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 4 Boats and the beach
Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 5 Puzzles and achievements
Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 6 The bigger picture
Winslow Homer in Cullercoats: 7 Missing months

Trees in the Landscape

Index to the series, illustrated
Winter special, effets de neige (effects of snow), including works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, van Ruisdael, Courbet, and several Impressionists
1 – Introduction to the new series, a historical overview
2 – John Constable as the bridge from old to new
3 – Corot, the crossroad to modern art
4 – Pissarro, from Barbizon to Post-Impressionism
5 – Vincent van Gogh and swirling cypresses
6 – Paul Cézanne and constructive strokes
7 – Alfred Sisley and the poplars of Moret-sur-Loing
8 – Claude Monet and his poplar series
9 – Théo van Rysselberghe and vibrant pines
10 – Thomas Gainsborough and cloud canopies
11 – Jacob van Ruisdael and ancient oaks
12 – Nicolas Poussin and his leafy oaks

Visible Brushstrokes: a tentative and unofficial history of visible marks in paintings

1 – 1400-1700, including van Eyck, Rubens, and Rembrandt
2 – 1700-1865, including Constable, Turner, Corot, Jongkind, and Delacroix
3 – after 1865, and some puzzles, including Monet, Bolding, Sargent, Signac, van Gogh, and Cézanne
4 – the curious case of Francesco Guardi, a Venetian painter who looks quite impressionist, but was a century before Monet
5 – Book review: Brushstroke and Emergence, James D Herbert
6 – Titian, Bassano, Veronese, El Greco: how Venetian painting anticipated styles of the nineteenth century
7 – Painterly marks beyond Venice, including Dosso Dossi, Bellini, del Piombo, and Parmigianino, in the 1500s
8 – Painterly portraits, with painterly work by the finest portrait painters of the 1700s and 1800s, including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Angelica Kauffmann, David, Ingres, and Tissot
9 – A tentative history at last, evolution from 1400-1900, and the illusions involved.

Reflections in Art – the depiction in paintings of reflections on water

1 – Turner’s wobbly water, Crossing the Brook (1815), in which JMW Turner has puzzling discrepancies in his reflections
2 – How to paint perfect reflections on water, exploring the optical rules of reflections
3 – Cézanne’s conundrums, looking in detail at three of his paintings of reflections
4 – Cézanne has more problems, looking at six more paintings, spanning his career
5 – Explaining Cézanne’s discrepancies, were they intentional, the result of diabetes, or what?
6 – How we paint from the brain examines the mechanisms in the brain which are involved in painting

Pigments + technique → style – how choice from available pigments, coupled with the way in which the pigment was applied to the ground, relates to painting styles

1 – introduction, a quick look at the colours found in paintings by van Eyck, Rembrandt and Poussin, against those of Monet, Pissarro and Signac
2 – up to 1700, tracing the history of pigments and technique from Classical times, through the Renaissance, up to 1700
3 – up to 1850, going through the period in which the first ‘modern’ pigments started to arrive, up to 1850
4 – after 1850, covering the Impressionists and post-Impressionists
5 – a better method, looking at a more objective and robust method of analysis
6 – results and conclusions, completing this series

Critics and criticism

Should we be rehabilitating Sargent, or his critics?
Carl Larsson: how a loved and popular painter became lost in controversy
Art promotion by the Bloomsbury Group: 1 – How Roger Fry changed history
Art promotion by the Bloomsbury Group: 2 – Clive Bell and Significant Form

Differing Views – paintings by different artists of the same locations

Index to the series, illustrated
Saint Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy – Piazza San Marco (from Landscape visions series)
Tuileries Gardens, Paris, France – Les Jardins des Tuileries
The Palace of Westminster, London, England – the Houses of Parliament

From silk to canvas – the story of the ‘Westernisation’ of Japanese painting

1 – The forgotten Renaissance in Japan – introduction, chronology, history, references
2 – Saints and namban screens – 1543-1638
3 – ranga and mass-market prints – 1638-1868
4 – yoga v nihonga – 1868-1920
The suppression of great art

Landscape visions

1 – What’s in your landscape? An introduction to this new series on artistic vision in landscape painting
2 – Landscape contained in a cameo or vignette seen through a window, or a painting in a painting
3 – Landscapes of awe, the Burkean sublime, and literally awesome
4 – Breath-taking panoramas
5 – Vision beyond, Romantic vision in Friedrich and Palmer
6 – figures, staffage, and Advent Calendars
7 – maps and inventories
8 – Just as it is, Piazza San Marco, Venice – 25 landscapes from 19 artists over 400 years
9 – Constructing space – how Seurat assembled views into series which help assembly into 3D space
10 – All the rest, and Summary

$able or ¢ynthetic – which hair for watercolour brushes?

1 – does it matter what hair is in a watercolour brush?
2 – test method
3 – the best brushes, the first sets of results
4 – error and flat brushes, with practical recommendations to improve performance
5 – size 12, round, complete, a buyer’s guide to 11 brushes

Favourite paintings

1 – Jan van Eyck, The Rolin Madonna, 1435
2 – Albrecht Dürer, The Willow Mill, 1498 or after 1506
3 – Nicolas Poussin, Landscape with a Calm, 1651
4 – Rembrandt, Bathsheba with King David’s Letter, 1654
5 – Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes and Thomas Jones, Plein Air, c 1782
6 – Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Blue Rigi, Sunrise, 1842, and Norham Castle, Sunrise, c 1845
7 – Camille Pissarro, Setting Sun and Fog, Éragny, 1891
8 – Berthe Morisot, La Lecture (Reading), 1888
9 – Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night over the Rhône, 1888
10 – Paul Signac, Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (La Bonne-Mère), Marseille, 1905-6
11 – John Singer Sargent, Dolce Far Niente, 1907
1-11 – Overview

12 – Anonymous, Funerary Portrait of a Woman (‘The European’), c 80 – 200 CE
13 – Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid, c 1658-1661
14 – Artemisia Gentileschi, Allegory of Painting, c 1638-9
15 – Gustave Caillebotte, Skiffs on the Yerres, 1877
16 – Alfred Sisley, Fog, Voisins, 1874
17 – Camille Corot, View of Rome: Castel Sant’Angelo, 1826-7
18 – Sandro Botticelli, Primavera (Spring), c 1482

Occasional paintings – a miscellany of interesting works and history

Shipwrecked art history: Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa
Carl Larsson: how a loved and popular painter became lost in controversy
Turner’s wobbly water, Crossing the Brook (1815), in which JMW Turner has puzzling discrepancies in his reflections
Botticelli’s unique nativity
Shame on you, Smithsonian: paint tubes did not determine Impressionism
Painting outdoors in oils: a brief summary history
The oldest landscape paintings in the world?
Janet Fish: Glass & Plastic, the Early Years: exhibition at DC Moore Gallery
Japonism(e) and Ukiyo-e
Carlo Crivelli and his cryptic cucumbers
Illusions of reality: the paintings of Jean-Léon Gérôme
Kirsty Whiten’s Wronger Rites – contemporary stories and rituals about life
Huw Wystan Jones: the Welsh Impressionist – an April fool
Huw Wystan Jones: the April Fool – the truth
Between Turner and the 20th century: Alfred William Hunt
Georges Seurat’s Poseuses: new wine in an old skin?
A personal language: Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s unique portraits
A painter’s journey by train the importance of railways to painters, and their depiction in paintings
A painter’s changing streets: cycles and cars
Lavinia Fontana: the first woman Master?
Life and paintings of James Tissot: an overview
A portrait of revenge: hell hath no fury like a painter scorned
The Story in Paintings: Wiertz’s weird tales
Sargent’s Allusion to an Absent Dog
Sargent’s prim ladies reach for Priapus and Bacchanalia
John Singer Sargent’s ‘Gassed’: more allusion than fact?
Over the Rainbow: getting the colours right
Other Gardens: The Vegetable Patch on Canvas
Fooled you! The deception of the trompe l’oeil

Beyond the French Impressionists – painting outside France in the period 1870-1914, was it impressionist or as ‘modern’?

The peri-Impressionists – an index of the 38 main painters covered in this series
1 – The Macchiaioli: overview (Italy, 1848-1879)
2 – The Macchiaioli: Giovanni Boldini (Italy, 1842-1931)
3 – The Macchiaioli: Giovanni Fattori (Italy, 1825-1908)
4 – The Macchiaioli: Federico Zandomeneghi (Italy, 1841-1917)
5 – Belgium: Guillaume Vogels (1836-96)
6 – Belgium: Émile Claus (1849-1924)
7 – Belgium: Théo van Rysselberghe (1862-1926)
8 – The Netherlands: Jongkind (1819-1891)
9 – Germany: Blechen, Liebermann, Corinth, Slevogt
10 – Romania: Nicolae Grigorescu
11 – Denmark: Skagen Painters
12 – Finland: Churberg, Edelfelt, Gallen-Kallela
13 – Sweden: Anders Zorn
14 – Russia and The Ukraine: Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov
15 – Spain: Pinazo, Sorolla
16 – Britain: Turner, Steer
17 – USA: George Inness
18 – USA: Whistler
19 – USA: Winslow Homer
20 – USA: William Merritt Chase
21 – USA: Childe Hassam
22 – USA: Robinson, Twachtman, Weir
23 – USA: John Singer Sargent
24 – Australia: Roberts, Streeton, Conder
25 – Japan: Asai, Kuroda, Kume
26 – The rest of the world: nine additional painters, from Argentina to Turkey, covered in brief
27 – What makes an Impressionist painting?
28 – Who started it, and how did it spread?

Information and Communication Theory

Did you miss this toolset? Information and communication theory – introduction
Compressing the information in an image – how JPEG compression works, and how to get the best out of it

Strength in Numbers – investigating series paintings by Monet, Pissarro, and Sisley

1 – Series Paintings by Impressionists – introduction, the Grainstack series, definitions and history
2 – Camille Pissarro
3 – Alfred Sisley
4 – Monet’s series – serial colour
5 – Conclusions – about Impressionist series, self-portraiture, and more
6 – Pissarro revisited, based on his catalogue raisoné

Making space – depicting space in drawings and paintings

1 – Turning 3D into a 2D drawing or painting – the importance of depth order
2 – Size, distance, position
3 – Texture, shading, and shadow
4 – Aerial perspective
5 – Linear perspective
6 – Summary

From pigment to painting – colour

1 – Why we treat colour the wrong way
2 – Let there be lightness, hue, and chroma
3 – Lightness, 50 shades of grey
4 – Hue, I can sing a Rainbow
5 – Chroma, chromatic scales
6 – Pigments, the purpose in paint
7 – Summary and conclusion
With Complements – colour complements and harmony

Beyond words and pictures – rhetoric in painting

1 – The quest for tropes
2 – Metaphor
3 – Metonymy and synecdoche
4 – Modern painting, and conclusions

History of landscape painting

Opening fields: the origins of Western landscape paintings
The oldest landscape paintings in the world?
Between Turner and the 20th century: Alfred William Hunt
A painter’s journey by train the importance of railways to painters, and their depiction in paintings

Truth in (landscape) painting

1 – Reynolds and Constable
2 – Helmholtz and Impressionism
3 – Cézanne, Pissarro
4 – late Cézanne
5 – conclusions

Technical

Colour charts for artists’ paints and crayons
Cadmium blues
Cadmium blues 2 – proposals
Cadmium blues 3 – outcome and analysis
Fat over lean – understanding oil paint
Who invented oil paint?
Shipwrecked art history: Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa
Affinity Photo in action: basic RAW to JPEG development
Affinity Photo in action: adjusting distortion, and cropping – ideal for taking good photos of your art
Who was first: 1 robust timestamping of documents
Who was first: 2 using OriginStamp via its RESTful interface
IR revolution: the FLIR One™ – a cheap way of getting high-quality infra-red images
So how well does the FLIR One™ IR camera work?
IR images of the day: Stately Home
Painting from memory – can you improve it, and it is a worthwhile skill?
Painting outdoors in oils: a brief summary history
The online catalogue raisonné: a fundamental tool in art
Marking Time: introducing the timeline
Marking Time: Timeline 3D
Marking Time: Aeon Timeline
Marking Time: Storyspace and Tinderbox
Marking Time: other routes to timelines
Marking Time: making good timelines
Recommended art history reading
Achieving the right perspective: the early history of linear perspective in painting
Over the Rainbow: getting the colours right

Comment

Luc Tuymans, copyright, and artistic creation
Art for all – how copyright law should change
The Lily Crucifix, Godshill Parish Church, Isle of Wight; c 1450, wall painting
Open source Europe? The EU copyright report – proposed changes to copyright law in the EU
Monet’s signature begs more questions – is this Grainstack painting really an authentic Monet?
Mark-making is not abstraction
With Complements – colour complements and harmony
Shipwrecked art history: Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa
Copyright, common sense, and copying
Comic tech – technology and graphic novels, etc.
Getting copyright right
The suppression of great art
Sun struck – the importance of the sun, and JMW Turner
Should we be rehabilitating Sargent, or his critics?
Doing it in style: crafting your way past technology
History needs to be more complete, and better integrated
The Art Fund: a UK charity which can save you more than you give
How copyright disserves almost everyone
Making paintings popular again
Panama paintings: how the rich impoverish art
Palmyra, paintings, and cultural vandalism
What you see is what you’ve not got – extraordinary optical illusions
Someone is likely to be profiting from your public domain content
Industrial copyright abuse

Reviews

Movie: Mr. Turner (2014), Mike Leigh, starring Timothy Spall
Book: The Cambridge History of Painting in the Classical World, edited by JJ Pollitt
Book: Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life
Movie: Rembrandt (2015), Exhibition on Screen, Kat Mansour and Phil Grabsky
Book: Ravilious, James Russell
Two Books: “Inventing Impressionism” and “Paul Durand-Ruel”; Saint or Sinner?
Book: The Work of Art, Anthea Callen – plein air landscape painting from inception to Impressionism
Book: Keeping an Eye Open, Julian Barnes, a collection of essays on 19th and 20th century art
Book: Poussin et Dieu (Poussin and God), Milovanovic and Szanto
Book: We Go to the Gallery, Miriam and Ezra Elia
Book: Lost in Translation, Ella Frances Sanders
Book: Georges Seurat The Art of Vision, Michelle Foa
Book: Samuel Palmer, William Vaughan – an extended review with ten paintings by Palmer, Blake and Linnell
Paintings and Book: The body real – paintings by Ellen Altfest
Book: Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, Morton and Shackelford
Book: Van Gogh and Nature, Kendall, van Heugten and Stolwijk
Book: Impressionism, Reimagining Art, Norbert Wolf
Book: The Book of Legendary Lands, Umberto Eco
Book: Picturing the Americas, Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, Brownlee, Piccoli & Uhlyarik (eds)
Book: Frederic Church, The Art and Science of Detail, Jennifer Raab
Book: Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, Patrick Noon and Christopher Riopelle
Book: The Wilton Diptych, Gordon et al.
Book: Monet’s Trees, Ralph Skea
Book: Eric Ravilious, Masterpieces of Art, Susie Hodge
Book: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Kasper Monrad et al.
Book: Monet – Lost in Translation, Suzanne Greub (ed)
Triple Book: Richard Mabey and a cavalcade of plants
Book: Brushstroke and Emergence, James D Herbert
Book: Inspiring Impressionism, Daubigny, Monet, van Gogh, by Ambrosini et al.
Book: The Spirit of Indian Painting, B N Goswamy
A Summer of Bosch – books and exhibitions for his 500th
Book: Hieronymus Bosch, Painter and Draughtsman: Catalogue Raisonné, Ilsink and Koldeweij
Book: The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas, Denekamp and van Blerk
Book review and exhibition: Australia’s Impressionists, ed. Riopelle

All my own work

Narrative in the landscape
Stag-head horse chestnut, Spring – the first plein air of the season
St Martin’s Down, watercolour on paper, plein air

External links

Jackson’s Art Supplies (also a fine blog) – the best and most comprehensive art materials supplier
Williamsburg Oils – the best
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Making a Mark – Katherine Tyrrell’s excellent blog for artists
Painter’s Table – offers its own excellent content, and a wide range of links to items on other blogs
Painters on Paintings – many fascinating accounts of paintings which have most influenced individual painters
Painting Perceptions – about perceptual painting, a modern version of realism
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
WikiArt – the best and largest collection of images of paintings
PubHist – publications on Art History and many paintings
Art Renewal Centre (ARC) – another superb collection of images
Handprint watercolours – Bruce MacEvoy’s vast and comprehensive resource of information on watercolours, notable for its tests of lightfastness and much more