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.
With costume and clothing his fascination, his work spans genres and styles, from the fashionable and facile, to his good friend, the actress Sarah Bernhardt.
Those artists who did visit and paint the women of North Africa show very different pictures, here seen in depictions of the Ouled Naïl people.
Seaweed is one of the few ‘crops’ confined to the coast. Its harvesting and processing, performed almost exclusively by women, has been shown in paintings of Brittany, particularly by Gauguin and his circle.
People and the props which they carry can readily show the effects of the wind. Some brilliant examples illustrate this well.