Into the 20th century, with superb paintings from Hodler and William Merritt Chase, to Marsden Hartley.
From Arcimboldo’s vegetable portrait to the height of Impressionism with Monet and Pissarro, some of the finest paintings of the season.
We’re easily convinced of the reality of 2D images – as when early audiences panicked as the Lumières’ train ran at them in a movie. How has our exposure to pictures changed, though?
Exposure to colour was, for centuries, determined by class. The poor lived in largely drab worlds, but the rich surrounded themselves with vivid hues. This all changed in the late 19th century and the 20th.
America’s most promising and successful woman painter of the early twentieth century, with superb Post-Impressionist landscapes and portraits. Now all but forgotten.
Many coasts are flat – a challenge to painters from the Netherlands and Belgium in particular. Here masters from the Golden Age, the Hague School, and others take on this challenge.
Looking at paintings of women doing their laundry in a landscape view in historical context.
The birthplace of Impressionism, and its spread around the world, it also reflected the huge changes in society, leisure, and dress. Let’s soak up the sun.
In less than a decade of painting, he rose as a brilliant star among America’s Impressionists. Why then has he been forgotten?
Trying to elicit a specific taste seem over-ambitious, but why can’t great paintings at least make us feel peckish?