Far from being the idyllic countryside, the gleaners who followed the harvesters brought a strong social message.
Tony Robert-Fleury’s pupils included Lovis Corinth, Cecilia Beaux, Lydia Field Emmet, Marie Bashkirtseff, George Clausen, Édouard Vuillard, and Ker-Xavier Roussel.
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.
Gardens aren’t just for flowers, and paintings of vegetable gardens can be just as good art as the most resplendent roses.
His paintings move through Impressionism to a distinctive Post-Impressionism, with swirling brushstrokes, and more subtle colour.
He worked his way from rural naturalism, through Impressionism, to a distinctive Post-Impressionism.