How William Merritt Chase’s beard changed, beards in literature such as ‘Faust’, Bluebeard, Redbeard, and beware of the moustache.
A celebration for Independence Day, the fourth of July, with a selection of wonderful American landscape paintings.
Features paintings by Carl Larsson, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, Lovis Corinth, and others.
Carpets in paintings by Gérôme, his former pupil Osman Hamdi Bey, Georges Rochegrosse, Pierre Bonnard and Paul Nash.
With his fresh light style, he painted the country around Old Lyme, the Cornish art colony, and up into Vermont.
Barely known in Europe, he studied in France for 5 years, then from 1888 was a major landscape painter in the US, one of The Ten.
Paintings by Botticelli, William Merritt Chase, Pierre Bonnard, Paxton, and Vuillard showing the first meal of the day.
More virtuoso glassware as painted by William Holman Hunt, Chase, De Nittis, Vallotton, and others in the 19th century.
He continued with extraordinary detailed fantasies of birds and flowers, and developed drawings in silverpoint with crayon.
He developed near-Surrealist fantasies apparently inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, and the Cubist ‘Brooklyn Bridge’, his best-known work.