During the 1920s, he painted some of his finest conventional landscapes, and became overtly surrealist.
First shown in the Salon at the age of only 18, Vincent van Gogh spotted his talent. Not only was it cut short, but his paintings are vanishing.
After a period of homage to Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, he became the painter of Maine, and its rugged landscapes.
For two centuries, Bosch’s innovative ideas and symbols were used in northern Europe. But after 1700, all changed again.
They are to the study of art what a dictionary and grammar are to the study of a language, and a basic building block for our cultural heritage.
Some of the Impressionists did paint (possibly) narrative works. But they didn’t always work out.
An innovator and major influence in the Impressionist movement, he seems to have been judged on his poorer works, not these, his best paintings.