From Byron’s Faustian play ‘Manfred’ to the effects on family of the Crimean War, his paintings were often richly narrative, and only gently Pre-Raphaelite.
David and Bathsheba, Romeo and Juliet – balconies are a useful device for painter, and not just to tell stories. Goya, Manet, and beyond.
From Arcimboldo’s vegetable portrait to the height of Impressionism with Monet and Pissarro, some of the finest paintings of the season.
A brief survey of landscapes by Ford Madox Brown, Thomas Seddon, William Dyce, and others in the late 1850s.
The pursuit of truth was not easy, and posed its own problems, which altered the look of paintings.
What was Pre-Raphaelite landscape painting? A throwback to Masaccio, beyond Turner, or Ruskinism?
Specialising in Dutch domestic scenes in the 17th century, she explored reflections, and was assiduous in authenticity of details.
After his reputation was shredded by Roger Fry, Alma-Tadema was almost forgotten. Why should his work now be revived?
Initially a favourite model, she became an accomplished and original painter in watercolours, whose works were seen across Europe and in the US.
I thought that I knew what a narrative painting was, until I saw some examples. Are they?