Bridgeman Images has acquired rights to images for all the 439 state-owned museums and galleries in Italy. Why this is bad are art historians, art, and culture.
Those artists who did visit and paint the women of North Africa show very different pictures, here seen in depictions of the Ouled Naïl people.
Paintings of odalisques, slave markets, and Turkish baths became popular in the nineteenth century. What was the Orientalist fantasy, and why?
More superb pastel paintings from Vigée Le Brun, Eva Gonzalès, Manet, Helleu, and Odilon Redon bring us to the 20th century.
The early history of pastel, from Robert Nanteuil, through the brilliant portraits of Rosalba Carriera, to Maurice Quentin de La Tour, and the hyperrealism of Liotard.
As with any subject, there is a lot of information available about art history, when you know where to look, and how.
Let’s face it, modern painting has all but disappeared into its splendidly jewelled navel.
It is hard to be sure when oil painting outdoors first started, but the oldest such paintings date from before 1700.
The modern gulf between arts/humanities and sciences has no sound historical basis.