When the Salons were flooding with fleshly dreams of harems, landscape artists were depicting the desert with its camels and caravans.
A foray into painting industrial landscapes in Impressionist style, and some of the highest peaks in Europe. Most memorable for his apocalyptic vision of the end of humankind.
Landscapes which are quietly unusual, and one of the Symbolist masterworks of the 19th century, after which he turned Impressionist.
A look forward to the eclectic collection of painters whose anniversaries I’ll be marking here, and a glimpse of some of the paintings to come. Happy New Year!
More modern landscapes by Paul Nash, Anna Hills, Lesser Ury, Lovis Corinth, Pierre Bonnard, Emily Carr, and Joseph Stella’s Cubist masterpiece.
The story of landscape paintings which are dominated by the sky, from the Dutch Golden Age to Surrealism.
Impressionists seem not to have taken to skying, and most of their paintings have high horizons. But there are exceptions.
From the early landscapes of Rubens and Dutch masters to the surrealist skyscapes of Paul Nash, introducing a history of painting the sky.
Early in 1896, several artists who exhibited at the Salons set up a rival exhibition. The following year was the last of Péladan’s and his movements petered out by the twentieth century.
After Symbolism, he turned to Impressionism, with a wide range of motifs from mountain peaks to smoky steelworks.