From Naturalist paintings of Bastille Day in 1880 to rush hour in New York City, and crowds outside the Gare de l’Est in 1917.
Less often painted than the rural poor, Naturalism did show the growing pains of the 19th century cities. Paintings from Lhermitte, Luce, Bellows, and more.
A century ago, the Great War ended. Here are some great paintings from war artists like John Singer Sargent and Paul Nash, and others like Lovis Corinth.
From John Singer Sargent to Charles Demuth, war artists showing the horrors of the Great War to the wild waters and hills of central Canada.
Exposure to colour was, for centuries, determined by class. The poor lived in largely drab worlds, but the rich surrounded themselves with vivid hues. This all changed in the late 19th century and the 20th.
More superb paintings of the coast of Maine, here by Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and George Bellows.
Rough weather seen on the canvases of Bierstadt, Monet, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, and other fine artists.
How Colin Campbell Cooper and George Bellows used figures in their paintings of New York City in the early twentieth century.
Evolution from realism to the more painterly. Then in the late 1890s, city landscapes in which the people are the landscape. Remarkable paintings seen in detail.
Celebrate the Christmas holiday with a review of many wonderful paintings of snow scenes.