During a visit to St Ives in Cornwall, he starts painting in oils, then moves to Paris where commercial and artistic success await.
Paintings of people watching plays, by Daumier, Degas, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and others.
Paintings of scenes from plays by Degas, Seurat, Georges Clairin, and others.
Why would an artist compose a painting to hide the face? Examples by Degas, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent and others. It’s our faces that make us human.
Children playing, amateurs rehearsing, music outdoors, and Schubert himself at the piano: paintings by Manet, Degas, Thomas Eakins, Édouard Vuillard and others.
Barely known in Europe, he studied in France for 5 years, then from 1888 was a major landscape painter in the US, one of The Ten.
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.