Probably the original still life theme, and always a popular one, examples from Fantin-Latour, Bazille, van Gogh, and poignant paintings by Lovis Corinth and Charles Demuth.
From Charles Conder’s Holiday at Mentone, Australia, to Pierre Bonnard on the beach at Arcachon in south-west France, in 1922.
Two by Edvard Munch, and by Lovis Corinth, Gabriel von Max with one of his monkeys, Egon Schiele with his family, the elderly Christian Krohg, and more.
After his severe stroke, Lovis Corinth used still lifes to learn to paint with his right hand. Charles Demuth found solace in them when recovering from acute diabetic complications.
From Aesculapius to Zeus, key features of each of the major male deities in classical myths, and links to individual articles here.
Humorous paintings of animals and children, and well-known stories such as Salome, and Don Quixote, leading to an inspiration for Surrealists.
Churchyards and graveyards in the darker side of French history, in Egypt, and in deep countryside by the fjords of Norway.
More modern landscapes by Paul Nash, Anna Hills, Lesser Ury, Lovis Corinth, Pierre Bonnard, Emily Carr, and Joseph Stella’s Cubist masterpiece.
Long popular in Germany, Christmas trees spread across Europe and North America in the 19th century. Some seasonal paintings.
Featuring paintings by Paul Helleu, Anita Rée, Anna Hills, Pierre Bonnard, Edvard Munch, Lovis Corinth and others.