New genres in literature gave the public a taste for different forms of narrative. Here’s a short account of the response in ‘problem pictures’ from Hunt to Collier.
More virtuoso glassware as painted by William Holman Hunt, Chase, De Nittis, Vallotton, and others in the 19th century.
In this period, his paintings moved away from Impressionism and simple landscapes, as he slowly became ‘pointillist’ and incorporated more figures.
Between 1874-79, Degas and Pissarro started painting fans, initially to relieve their poverty. Here’s the unknown history of fine art fan painting in Europe.
Fine examples from Millais, Berthold Woltze, Yeames, William Quiller Orchardson, and Degas.
Feet in social history, from Winslow Homer, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Breton, Bonnard, Schiele, Degas, and others.
Two paintings from Edgar Degas have still, 150 years later, defied all attempts to resolve their narratives. Another from Britain, and one from the American Eastman Johnson.
Never shown to the public in traditional paintings, a vital layer which goes between paint and the support. White, colour, chalk or oil.
Good for watercolour and pastels alone? Paper and cardboard have also been used extensively for oil sketches, and more.
Met other Nabis when in Paris in 1888, but followed his own realist style. Excellent pastellist who retained good levels of chroma, and his paintings never lost depth.