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.
What made images of women sewing so popular in the late 19th century? Here are some of the best from about 1885 to the Nabis in the 20th century.
A century ago today, Edgar Degas died in Paris. Was he an Impressionist, a misogynist, or just the odd man out?
Most of Degas’ painting are of and about women. Using some of his finest works, this explores how he portrayed ‘the modern woman’, from ironing to the brothel.
A succinct summary of the biography of Degas, told with the aid of 12 of his key works, from history painting to the late landscapes.
She mastered drypoint, aquatint, and monotype processes, combining them to produce superb prints – as well as wonderful pastel paintings.
The evolution of her painting in oils and pastels, and the start of her print-making – which was to become so important in her later work.
In the years to 1879, she became skilled in different media, including pastels, and her style transformed to Impressionism.
A fuller account of one of the arch-enemies of the Impressionists. Was he so bad after all?