On board RMS Carpathia as it rescued survivors from the Titanic was Cooper, the skyscraper painter, already at work on his gouaches of the scene.
Millet was a central figure in American fine arts, as well as a painter in mid-century Salon style. When returning from Europe he and his friend died after the Titanic struck an iceberg.
Fine paintings from 1921 by Pierre Bonnard, wildlife artist Bruno Liljefors, Colin Campbell Cooper, and others.
Fine paintings from 1921, by John Collier, Christian Krohg, Félix Vallotton, Maurice Denis and others.
Staffage – people, animals, birds, carts and ships – make a big difference to many landscape paintings. Have you met the Wanderer too?
Skyscrapers and human landscapes in New York City, tennis in Rhode Island, and Mardi Gras on Coney Island – and more.
It was Vincent van Gogh who first showed rain streaks, in a painting made just a few days before his death. They’ve since become a standard visual device.
From Naturalist paintings of Bastille Day in 1880 to rush hour in New York City, and crowds outside the Gare de l’Est in 1917.
Modern bridges and more modern paintings from Vallotton, Bonnard, Schiele, and most prominently Joseph Stella’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge’.
How Samuel Palmer used ink in paintings, and some fine work using the milk protein casein, by Gustav Klimt and others.