Bishop’s crosier, monarch’s sceptre, field-marshal’s baton, or just another fashion accessory?
From the Adoration of the Shepherds to the Corydon Shepherd of Virgil’s Eclogues, they all had their crooks.
Bare feet as a sign of rural poverty, among irregular peasant volunteer soldiers, and striking miners. But what about the kissing of feet?
Trained with Gérôme in Paris, he painted fine rural landscapes of Alpine meadows, religious works, and used advanced optical effects.
Far from being the idyllic countryside, the gleaners who followed the harvesters brought a strong social message.
Superb paintings by Bruegel, Samuel Palmer, Daubigny, Jules Breton, Anna Ancher, Félix Vallotton, and others.
Features Harriet Backer’s masterpiece, and paintings by Giorgione, Ford Madox Brown, Jules Breton and his daughter, and others.
Ten paintings, some very famous: can you work out which show dawn, and show dusk?
Isn’t it easy to tell sunrise from sunset in a painting? It turns out not, but here are some clues which can help, in wonderful paintings.
Feet in social history, from Winslow Homer, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Breton, Bonnard, Schiele, Degas, and others.