Travel by sea was hazardous. Here are paintings of shipwrecks from Tintoretto to the early 19th century, as an introduction to The Tempest.
Erotic prints, maritime history, gripping stories of the Arctic, a ‘problem picture’, and landscapes – a very eclectic artist indeed.
He went on two expeditions: one to Spitzbergen in 1839, the second to Brazil in the late 1850s. But which of his paintings are real, and which imagined?
Join me to explore Maria Merian’s insects in Surinam, David Livingstone and Thomas Baines on the Zambezi, and William Bradford working his way through pack ice.
Some artists not only spoke out against slavery and racism, but painted about it. Here’s a small selection of works by Turner, Eakins, Tanner, Biard and Morland.
Two notable paintings about slavery, some genre scenes of travel, and a final expedition to South America.
Official artist to an expedition to Spitzbergen, he drew crowds at the Paris Salon of 1841 with his paintings of walrus fishing and the aurora.