A close friend of Charles Baudelaire during his final years, Rops was an early adopter of mixed media and always original.
We’re easily convinced of the reality of 2D images – as when early audiences panicked as the Lumières’ train ran at them in a movie. How has our exposure to pictures changed, though?
Now seen as the odd man out of the Impressionists, at the time he had great influence. Here are samples of the work of those he influenced.
Celebrate the Christmas holiday with a review of many wonderful paintings of snow scenes.
A fascinating and eclectic year in art, as the Masters of the 19th century handed over to the tigers of the 20th.
Japanese woodblock prints are usually termed ukiyo-e, but ukiyo originally meant ‘this world of sorrow and grief’. How did they get their name?
One of the finest print-makers and porcelain designers (and his Impressionist wife), another vanished painter, and another who died just after the Second Exhibition.
This Impressionist essay on light, colour, and tranquillity features vivacious brush work; in taking art into everyday family life, it heralds art for all.