Superb views of this beautiful sub-tropical island, painted by Blechen, Bierstadt, John Singer Sargent and others.
From two pairs of unicorns drawing the Duke and Duchess of Urbino to a horse-drawn fire engine racing through the countryside, how animals have drawn people everywhere.
From Church’s view of Niagara, Bierstadt in the Sierra Nevada, to two early landscape views of Ferdinand Hodler.
He continued to paint large awe-inspiring views of America even when touring Europe. But after his death, his work almost became extinct like the buffalo.
Trained in Düsseldorf, he undertook two major trips to the Rocky Mountains, in 1859 and 1863, and painted awe-inspiring views of the peaks and valleys.
His working methods were traditional, in making copious drawings and oil sketches in front of the motif, then composing those into large finished oil paintings.
Perhaps the one and only expedition sponsored by an art collector, William Bradford sailed to Greenland in 1869, and based the rest of career on its images.
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.
A celebration for Independence Day, the fourth of July, with a selection of wonderful American landscape paintings.
More wonderful landscapes from JC Dahl, Albert Bierstadt, Samuel Palmer, Vincent van Gogh to the remote Norwegian fjords of Nikolai Astrup.