From fresco to varnish: a succinct summary of all the different media which have been used in painting, with links to more detailed articles.
One of the precursors to Impressionism and Naturalism, this is the first of a series looking at his career and paintings prior to his bicentenary in June. Covers the 1840s.
Shepherds and shepherdesses painted in stories, from classical myth, through the Bible and Christ’s nativity, to epic poetry, including Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Since the decline of egg tempera and fresco in the Renaissance, oil paints have predominated. They rely on drying oils as their binder, which give them longevity and versatility.
A lot changed in painting in the 1890s. Within just a few years, Naturalism went from being all the rage to old hat. These paintings show how.
Review of paintings and related articles published here in the second half of 2018, starring Tintoretto, Gérôme. Bonnard, Schiele, and Poussin.
Two friends, close in age and origins, who even shared the same surname. Social realists as they struggled for success, both changed when they attained it.
He retired to Roskilde, where he painted superb views of its Gothic cathedral, and looking out over the fjord.
Some delightful gardening and rural tales, and a couple of views of the gardens of Rome. It seems that he retired after about 1922.
Landscapes generally without stories attached. Among them two scenes of early caravanning, a sower, and back to the railway.