Isn’t it easy to tell sunrise from sunset in a painting? It turns out not, but here are some clues which can help, in wonderful paintings.
Paintings by Velázquez, Manet, Renoir, Sorolla, and others.
Modern bridges and more modern paintings from Vallotton, Bonnard, Schiele, and most prominently Joseph Stella’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge’.
A fellow-student of Emile Claus, he painted scenes from the Vendée uprising, then took to history painting at the end of the 19th century.
With Monet’s grainstacks and fog on the River Thames, by the 20th century the effects of fog had become part of Western landscape painting.
The major problems in oil painting had been solved before the van Eycks. One was a reliable supply of solvent/diluent spirits.
Over a thousand visitors have looked at Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhône. Other popular articles cover relatively unknown artists.
A total of 17 paintings by 13 artists from 11 viewpoints, covering 261 years of art and parliamentary history.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
The influence of the Impressionists led Claus from rural realism to his distinctive ‘luminism’ and eventually, whilst in exile in London, to his own variant of impressionism.