Examples from William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, Delacroix, and an enigmatic painting of Wales.
Never shown to the public in traditional paintings, a vital layer which goes between paint and the support. White, colour, chalk or oil.
From the eighteenth century, organised circuses toured cities, and some were established to operate year-round. Here are paintings to make you gasp with wonder.
Introduction to a series looking at different painting systems. Establishes how their key components are the support, ground, pigment, binder and diluent and explains terms.
Were Turner’s and Cézanne’s late paintings becoming more abstract? What distinguishes representational painting from abstract?
From cautionary tales for judges to Daumier’s wicked satire, courts of law have been an important theme for the artist, including Poussin, Rowlandson, and Gérôme.
From Richard Parkes Bonington, through AW Hunt, John Brett, Edward Poynter, Delacroix, Rosa Bonheur, Daumier, Gustave Moreau, and Winslow Homer.
In his later works, he turned to biting satire of the courts, artists, and even their dealers. His was a very different form of Impression.
An Impressionist, whose incisive drawings and paintings were often controversial – and now almost forgotten.
Taking stock on which narratives should be used, and what techniques should be used to represent them in paintings.