From 1853, painters of the Barbizon School continued to innovate. Then in 1865, the young Alfred Sisley and Auguste Renoir came to paint there.
When Constable’s ‘Hay Wain’ won a gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1824, it inspired the foundation of the Barbizon School, and led to Impressionism.
More anglers caught with their rods and lines in paintings by Troyon, Corot, Hodler, Carl Larsson and a surprise catch from Tom Thomson.
The fourth ‘basic plot’ is the story of voyage and return, for which we turn to Ovid’s account of this couple, and a dozen superb paintings. But does the model fit?
How trees came to invade Impressionist landscape paintings, in direct contravention to established principles.
The great Florentine poet and writer Dante died of malaria on 14 September 1321, 700 years ago this Tuesday. A celebration of his life in paintings.
Farmyards crowded with people and their animals, from Paulus Potter to some less well-known Impressionists such as Henri Rouart.
From Corot to Sérusier, the American Thomas Cole to the British John Brett, a collection of superb landscapes of the city.
From an elevated viewpoint, finely detailed, great depth, figures and buildings tiny in the immensity of the view, far distant horizon – it’s a World View.
The curious legendary origin of a now vanished temple to Aesculapius on Tiber Island in Rome, shown in paintings and engravings.