From Conté crayons to oil pastels, stick media have many advantages and are rightly popular today. Here are examples by Millet, Seurat, Redon, Schiele, Bonnard, and others.
Many of his last paintings were landscapes, made from earlier sketchbooks and studies, seen through the eye of the print-maker.
His enigmatic paintings of interiors appear cinematic in their composition and lighting, akin to those of cinematographers of the future, not painters of the past.
Originally a portraitist in academic style, he was a Nabi in the early 1890s before developing his own simple but strange figurative paintings.
Popular in the early Renaissance, it was revived by William Blake, the Nabis, and a few others. Despite its disadvantages, these are wonderful paintings.
With his chroma increasing all the time, he took to a series of classical myths, set on French beaches. Later his paintings became more devotional.
One of the co-founders of Les Nabis, many of his paintings are religious in theme. He was also a fan of Cézanne, and painted a major homage to him.
In the 20th century, his style evolved from the Nabi. The sun came out, he used higher chroma, and painted many portraits.
Paintings from his student days through his active membership of the Nabis, including his superb triptych ‘Public Gardens’.
His later pastels are particularly sublime, with high chroma and mythical stories, include a drunken man being loaded onto a donkey.