As tried by Pissarro, Degas, Carl Larsson, Gauguin, Anders Zorn, Charles Conder, and Louis Welden Hawkins.
When the Salons were flooding with fleshly dreams of harems, landscape artists were depicting the desert with its camels and caravans.
Examples of surreal visual art from Bosch in about 1500, through Piranesi’s Imaginary Prison, Richard Dadd, to Félix Vallotton in 1892.
From Charles Conder’s Holiday at Mentone, Australia, to Pierre Bonnard on the beach at Arcachon in south-west France, in 1922.
Reduced to viewing the blossom online? Here are wonderful paintings of tree blossom from Millais, Sisley, van Gogh and others.
Smoke in paintings by Poussin, Millet, Homer, Sargent, Waterhouse, Rossetti, and others with more subtle meanings about wind, magic, and gambling.
More exquisite painted fans from Carl Larsson, Paul Gauguin, Anders Zorn, and the Australian Impressionist Charles Conder.
Good for watercolour and pastels alone? Paper and cardboard have also been used extensively for oil sketches, and more.
Although known for his paintings of nudes, many of his subjects were fully-clothed, and most were powerful women who overcame adversity.
He returned to one theme repeatedly: reflections in the rippled and turbulent surface of a river.