Churchyards and graveyards in the darker side of French history, in Egypt, and in deep countryside by the fjords of Norway.
Response to Courbet’s ‘Burial at Ornans’, a curious work by Edvard Munch, and very disturbing thoughts about burial alive.
More superb paintings from the end of the nineteenth century, including the amazing Martin’s unique merger of Symbolism and Divisionism.
Paintings by Velázquez, Manet, Renoir, Sorolla, and others.
In paintings by JMW Turner, Gustave Moreau, Lovis Corinth and others. Strangely so many put into danger or conflict by humans.
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.
A lot changed in painting in the 1890s. Within just a few years, Naturalism went from being all the rage to old hat. These paintings show how.
From physicists to photographers developing their plates, Naturalist painters recorded the science and technology of their time.
Was painting ‘invented’ by the maid of Corinth? What is ‘shadow play’, and how have painters extended it to religious works? A short history of shadows in painting.
Eight of Cabanel’s most precocious and brilliant pupils. Only one won the Prix de Rome, and the others went on to develop Naturalist art. Was Cabanel the father of this new movement?