From Velázquez in the 1640s to Renoir in 1882, portraits and scenes of women sewing were popular. How did they develop?
One of the first international superstars, she was an accomplished painter and sculptor herself. Here’s her life in portraits by her friends.
What to our ancestors would have been blurred and defective images are now accepted as depicting motion. How our perception has changed, thanks to photography.
Including superb paintings by Zorn, Marie Spartali Stillman, Boldini, van Gogh, Cézanne, Sargent, Demuth, and Signac.
Degas was nothing if not thoroughly sociable. Here are some of his more significant artistic friendships, with paintings.
Putting Degas’ many paintings and drawings of the ballet and its dancers into context – here are contemporary paintings.
Her portraits are of the New Woman: well-educated, thoughtful, and increasingly in control of their own destiny.
A rich and successful painter of portraits during the Belle Époque, did he paint any proper fine art?
A painter in enamel, three assorted landscape painters, and probably the most gifted artist of the whole group.
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