From groups in the countryside, he turned his attention to scandalous women bathing in the woods, then a series of superb landscapes.
One of the precursors to Impressionism and Naturalism, this is the first of a series looking at his career and paintings prior to his bicentenary in June. Covers the 1840s.
Paintings showing women spinning from around 1000 CE to the early 20th century, by Eakins, Tanner, Courbet, van Gogh, Breton, and others,
Plans to celebrate anniversaries of major painters, series on narrative paintings, and more, for the coming year.
From their genre roots in the Dutch Golden Age, through Géricault and Courbet, to the social realism of Millet, Manet, and most of all Lhermitte.
The late 19th century took gambling upmarket into glitzy casinos. Seen in paintings by Courbet, Rossetti, Félix Vallotton, and others.
A detailed look at his paintings of the rural poor which led up to Naturalism, and how he used a compositional formula so successfully.
We don’t know their names as well, but we know the faces and bodies of those who model for artists. They achieve some kind of immortality.
A prolific and individualistic German painter of landscapes, mythology, and genre scenes, now little-known outside Germany. Part 1 of 2.
Includes brilliant paintings of coastal storms by Vernet, Constable, JWM Turner, and Courbet.