Never paint children or animals, says the rule. This tribute to artists who ignored the rule shows work by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Goya, and others to Mary Cassatt.
Paintings from around Europe and North America showing Christmas trees, decorations, family feasts, and Christmas markets.
Very much a Modern Woman, she was in London during the height of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, when she painted her masterpiece of Elaine of Astolat.
Introduction to a series of articles looking at the work of some of the brilliant women artists who were associated with the movement.
Ever noticed how stern everyone looks in paintings? Here are some exceptions from Frans Hals, Murillo, Vermeer and others.
Romulus and Remus were abandoned as babies, when the intent had been to kill them. And paintings by Hogarth, and the daughter of a successful foundling.
From Gustave Doré and Winslow Homer, to Vincent van Gogh and Odilon Redon – modern paintings of butterflies.
From Dante Gabriel Rossetti, through Lovis Corinth, to Alphonse Mucha and Christian Krohg – modern masterpieces.
Two different legends about Sir Lancelot and a woman falling in love with him. Both are told here with a selection of fine paintings.
Are these beautiful paintings of women and children just eye-candy for middle-class Victorian women?