Bishop’s crosier, monarch’s sceptre, field-marshal’s baton, or just another fashion accessory?
Where did milliners come from? How does it take 5 hours to choose a hat? What did Ouled Naïl women wear on their head? More wonderful paintings of hats and their owners.
Churchyards and graveyards in the darker side of French history, in Egypt, and in deep countryside by the fjords of Norway.
Paintings of scenes from plays by Degas, Seurat, Georges Clairin, and others.
More wonderful paintings from Pierre Bonnard, JW Waterhouse, Théo van Rysselberghe, Nikolai Astrup and others.
Feet in social history, from Winslow Homer, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Breton, Bonnard, Schiele, Degas, and others.
David and Bathsheba, Romeo and Juliet – balconies are a useful device for painter, and not just to tell stories. Goya, Manet, and beyond.
The 1890s saw an unexpected number of paintings of this civil war. Were they Republican or Royalist statements?
Review of paintings and related articles published here in the first half of 2018, starring Fuseli, Klimt, Liljefors, Sassoferrato, and Hodler.
One of the first international superstars, she was an accomplished painter and sculptor herself. Here’s her life in portraits by her friends.