In his later work, he used pastels more, creating soft images of twilight scenes in town and country.
Portraits and more of mysterious beauty and fascination. No quick thrills, but haunting images.
In little more than a century, narrative painting has been transformed from the moribund and shunned, to the innovative and exciting.
Some paintings have figures and action which goes beyond staffage, and provides narrative, meaning, or puzzles.
Whilst the French Impressionists of the day may only have started painting when the sun came out, it was when the sun went in (or down) that Vogels came into his own.