In 1885, it was Monet’s first test of his new method of painting the same motif in different light, weather and seasons. He later used this for his Grainstacks and Rouen Cathedral series.
Life behind the scenes of a circus was less than idyllic. Owners often cared little for performers, and animals were treated cruelly. Painted insights from Degas, Renoir, and others.
The finest landscapes, from Marsden Hartley, Pierre Bonnard, Ferdinand Hodler, and others in 1918.
Narrative works by Corinth, Klimt, and others; figurative work by the same two, Schiele and Munch.
From John Singer Sargent to Charles Demuth, war artists showing the horrors of the Great War to the wild waters and hills of central Canada.
Including superb paintings by Zorn, Marie Spartali Stillman, Boldini, van Gogh, Cézanne, Sargent, Demuth, and Signac.
His oils and pastels were rich in colour, full of flowers and light, and radical visions even by today’s standards.
With his many different styles and genres, from sketchy post-Impressionism to his mature Precisionism, he was nothing if not versatile and varied.