More favourite articles from 2019, from ‘Dante’s Divine Comedy’ as painted by William Blake, through Vincent van Gogh, to Renoir’s landscapes.
By Pierre Bonnard, Lovis Corinth, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, John Collier, Joseph Stella, and others. Truly eclectic.
New genres in literature gave the public a taste for different forms of narrative. Here’s a short account of the response in ‘problem pictures’ from Hunt to Collier.
Shortly after reaching a pinnacle in 1908, problem pictures fell from popularity. Then came the First World War, from which they never recovered.
More jewels and jewellery, including a portrait of Queen Victoria, Salome, Helen of Troy, and two of Klimt’s golden girls.
John Collier’s latest ‘problem picture’ became the most popular event in the Royal Academy’s annual exhibition.
Besieged with inquiries from people who couldn’t sleep, Yeames judged a contest to explain his painting. It was clear that even he didn’t know the answer.
The Judaeo-Christian tradition lacks any goddess, unlike its predecessors in Mediterranean cultures. Is there an equivalent among its saints, or the Virgin Mary? An exploration in paintings.
For over 300 years, the most popular literary source for narrative paintings. This new series will cover the background and tell its story in great paintings.
Why did the Countess of Mercia ride naked through the streets of an Anglo-Saxon town? And who was Peeping Tom?