He ran off to Rome with another lover, leaving Marthe in the south of France. More fine paintings – including one of his best.
From Millais’ Ophelia, through the terrible toll of suicides in the rivers of major cities. Featuring Delaroche, GF Watts, Winslow Homer, and more.
Young boys and fishermen – their lives cut short. Artists including Dürer, Géricault, Malczewski, and Michael Ancher paint the tragedy.
A small selection of the wonderful coastal landscapes painted by Claude Lorrain or Gellée.
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.
A look back at some of my favourite articles on painters and painting, from Moreau and Salome, to Merson’s tame wolf.
Where did Vernet, Cotman, Turner, Boudin, Gauguin, Monet, Sickert, Pissarro and Loiseau all visit and paint?
Racing sandyachts 500 years ago, Punch and Judy shows, the painter who inspired Pissarro, and a firing squad: not what you’d expect on the beach.
JMW Turner and John Martin painted apocalyptic visions, but others like JC Dahl and O Achenbach opted for the less spectacular.
Land, sea, air, and the spectacular sight of a volcano erupting. With paintings by Marlow, Joseph Wright of Derby, and Lusieri.