The stories of Samson, whose prodigious strength depended on not having his hair cut, and Mary Magdalene, who dried Christ’s feet with her hair.
The art of Thomas Eakins, Gustave Caillebotte, John Singer Sargent, Harriet Backer, Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch and others were enabled by Bonnat.
In 1882, he was appointed professor, running one of its two busy teaching ateliers. Later he painted commissions for large works in public buildings.
A prodigious painter who made his name in 1869. After that he was a sought-after portraitist and a teacher at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
From Ondines, who kill men by their curse, to a frozen fountain in Agubbio, and parks in New York, Paris and Rome.
A staple product of many pro painters in western Europe for over half a millennium, and required by every church and chapel.
Among the 2022 anniversaries are the 500th of the death of Piero di Cosimo, the centenary of the death of Léon Bonnat who taught Sargent and Munch, and the birth of animal painter Rosa Bonheur.
He was a friend of the Divisionist Georges Seurat, but in the late 1880s became a strict Symbolist. A small but fine selection of his paintings.
The hill that rises from the densely-packed streets of Paris, painted by Jongkind, Alfred Sisley, Ilya Repin, Renoir, and others.
A story of horrific brutality set in Carthage after the First Punic War may not seem ideal for paintings. But at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was.