A life spent largely in poverty, working intensely, and creating some of the most innovative and visionary paintings of any artist before or since.
Just because his paintings appear so original and different, that doesn’t mean that they don’t borrow from and refer to other visual art.
Criticised as being “clumsy” as a painter, his work is nothing if not original and idiosyncratic. Is it also impossible to read?
A simple story with an obvious climax to be shown. But getting the composition right proves a test even for the Masters.
Why are owls associated with wisdom and learning? Do they have more sinister meanings? Was Bosch that keen on owls?
Long forgotten now, panoramas were hugely popular in the 1800s, and some were strongly narrative.
Two painters whose visions were particularly clearly articulated, and contrasting: Caspar David Friedrich and Samuel Palmer.
I am going to try getting inside the artistic imagination of important landscape painters, and discovering the vision that each had of the landscape. Here are some hors d’oeuvres.
This is a monumental, meticulous, and insightful account of Palmer’s life and work. It merits a wide readership.