From 15 minutes to sketch a passing thunderstorm in oils, to more than a year for several masterworks of the 19th century.
Alfred Hunt’s dazzling November Rainbow, Eric Ravilious walking alone in the rain, and the last and greatest paintings of Alfred Sisley.
A selection of masterpieces which were rejected by the person(s) who commissioned them, or from major exhibitions. Illustrated contents with links.
A journey in paintings from Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall, past the Isle of Wight, to end at Dover – the English Channel coast.
Painted entirely in front of the motif, and in fine detail, Brett followed Ruskin’s rules for landscape paintings, but this was rejected by the Royal Academy.
A new series in which painters pit their work against juries of Salons and exhibitions, who then reject paintings which history judges quite differently.
An overview and contents of the articles outlining the history of the Italian Renaissance, centred on paintings from Florence.
Edward Lear paints his visits to Palestine, Greece, Albania, and India, including a breathtaking view of Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling.
From Corot to Sérusier, the American Thomas Cole to the British John Brett, a collection of superb landscapes of the city.
A World View with a high aspect ratio, they came to dominate in the latter half of the 19th century, some being major commercial attractions. Now ubiquitous.