Fifteen images of paintings by twelve artists which were shown at the First Impressionist Exhibition present a more coherent overview. But history is capricious.
This brisk oil sketch of fog and the rising sun in Monet’s home port of Le Havre lent its name to that for the whole movement.
A prolific painter who was moderately successful in the Salon, a key influence on Impressionism, and Monet’s first mentor, yet is now almost forgotten.
On 15 April 1874, thirty artists showed 165 works in an empty photographer’s studio in Paris. One of their paintings led to their name: Impressionists.
From West and Frith’s early paintings of the beach at Ramsgate, through their increasing popularity in the 19th century, to Boudin, Monet and Renoir.
Born two hundred years ago today, he’s now though to have played a major part in the birth of Impressionism, and Neo-Impressionism.
In 1885, it was Monet’s first test of his new method of painting the same motif in different light, weather and seasons. He later used this for his Grainstacks and Rouen Cathedral series.
The story of landscape paintings which are dominated by the sky, from the Dutch Golden Age to Surrealism.
While others painted near Rome, a slow revolution burned in the north, with Isabey, Daubigny, and most of all Jongkind and Boudin.
From the early landscapes of Rubens and Dutch masters to the surrealist skyscapes of Paul Nash, introducing a history of painting the sky.