Was painting ‘invented’ by the maid of Corinth? What is ‘shadow play’, and how have painters extended it to religious works? A short history of shadows in painting.
A collection of the finest paintings of the Nativity, from 1263 to the 20th century – all innovative, and some unique.
The major problems in oil painting had been solved before the van Eycks. One was a reliable supply of solvent/diluent spirits.