Examples from Gustave Moreau, Georges Clairin, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Paul Nash, Joseph Stella, and Nikolai Astrup.
In myth and legend, apples have determined the future of civilisation twice. They’re also some of the most enduring objects to be seen in still life paintings.
From Church’s view of Niagara, Bierstadt in the Sierra Nevada, to two early landscape views of Ferdinand Hodler.
Four centuries of paintings of tables laid up ready for the consumption of food, with several variations. From Clara Peeters to the modern burger.
From eccentric trompes l’oeil through a laid-up meal table to the domestics of Pierre Bonnard, still life painting was very much alive in the early 20th century.
Churchyards and graveyards in the darker side of French history, in Egypt, and in deep countryside by the fjords of Norway.
Long popular in Germany, Christmas trees spread across Europe and North America in the 19th century. Some seasonal paintings.
Enchanted Norwegian birch woods, the Massachusetts coast, Catalina Island by night, Spanish mountains, and a picturesque French village.
Its peak with Bonington, Friedrich, Corot and others. Decline in Impressionism to deliberate omission in ‘primitives’ such as Cézanne and Astrup.
More wonderful paintings of snowlines on the Sierra Nevada, in the South Tyrol, the Bavarian Alps, and in Maine. Autumn has arrived, and winter’s coming close behind.