Despite continuing financial distress, worsened when Durand-Ruel stopped buying his paintings, some of Pissarro’s finest pure Impressionist works.
Although he only painted 14 oils in England, they mark an early peak in his art. Subsequent landscapes around Louveciennes and Pontoise are numerous and superb too.
His parents intended him to run the family business, but he met the Impressionists in 1862 and became hooked on painting landscapes.
Which bridge did Manet fall in love with, and how did the Langlois Bridge painted by Vincent van Gogh get its name?
Friedrich, Turner, Palmer and Bonnard are among the artists shown, with surprises by courtesy of Cézanne.
First popularised for use with glue tempera, ‘canvas’ quickly developed into the first choice for oils. In Venice, canvases as large as tennis courts were used by Veronese and Tintoretto.
From groups in the countryside, he turned his attention to scandalous women bathing in the woods, then a series of superb landscapes.
One of the paintings he made in 1888 is quite unlike any other that he made in his career: The Talisman, which became an icon for the Nabis. Is it abstract?
With a binder of gum arabic, watercolours came into use in the Renaissance, and have steadily increased in popularity.
With his chroma increasing all the time, he took to a series of classical myths, set on French beaches. Later his paintings became more devotional.