A selection of masterpieces which were rejected by the person(s) who commissioned them, or from major exhibitions. Illustrated contents with links.
Both her entries to the Salon in 1877 had been rejected. Then she submitted this masterpiece to the jury for the American pavilion at the Exposition Universelle in 1878.
Nudes out in fresh air and sunshine, engravings in his distinctive lined style, and some social comment in the 1890s.
He wins himself the admiration of two rich American collectors, while returning to Sweden to paint in the country.
What’s the difference between a lute and a mandolin? Was Napoleon responsible for the early loss of popularity of mandolins?
Paintings of people watching plays, by Daumier, Degas, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and others.
Features paintings by Carl Larsson, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, Lovis Corinth, and others.
In this period, his paintings moved away from Impressionism and simple landscapes, as he slowly became ‘pointillist’ and incorporated more figures.
David and Bathsheba, Romeo and Juliet – balconies are a useful device for painter, and not just to tell stories. Goya, Manet, and beyond.
She lived mainly in Tokyo from 1899-1914, where she learned colour woodcut prints. A small selection of her wonderful work from there and Mexico.