A pupil of Carolus-Duran, he returned to England to be a founder member of the New English Art Club and friend of Steer, who painted bucolic scenes for much of his career.
A selection of masterpieces which were rejected by the person(s) who commissioned them, or from major exhibitions. Illustrated contents with links.
From around 1884 until after the First World War, he painted a series of Impressionist landscapes. Was he one of the British Impressionists?
Submitted for the final round of the Prix de Rome in 1875, the jury rejected it on a trumped-up technicality. The effect was to change the history of painting.
A new series in which painters pit their work against juries of Salons and exhibitions, who then reject paintings which history judges quite differently.
From the brilliant pioneer animal painter Paulus Potter to the short and intense star of Amedeo Modigliani, King Death shortened the art of far too many painters.
Although painting and sculpture are closely allied, it’s curious to depict sculpture in painting. Examples range from early grisailles to ribald depictions of the Roman god Priapus.
Having painted in Realist, Naturalist and Impressionist styles, from about 1893 she settled with the Pre-Raphaelite, even making egg tempera her main medium.
The inscription on her gravestone reads “I have known love and the light of the sun.” Both shine through in ‘The Sense of Sight’.
Initially successful with Naturalist paintings similar to those of Bastien-Lepage, around 1890 he became a leading Symbolist.