Wonderful ‘Gothic’ Romantic paintings of remoteness, religion, and rugged landscape from Germany in the 19th century. A very influential painter indeed.
Co-founder of the highly influential Düsseldorf School, he was influenced by Caspar David Friedrich, and Gothic Romantic fiction.
It’s not Chinese, and for centuries was ignored, as lead white was preferred. It came into use during the 19th century, and is seen in paintings by Friedrich, Cézanne, van Gogh, Klimt, and Hodler.
His love of rhythm and symmetry became clear in his figurative and landscape paintings, and attained international success at last.
Take some blue glass, grind it, and turn it into paint: Smalt is one of the strangest of pigments. It extensively used until replaced by Prussian Blue in the early 1700s, and is making a comeback.
Racing sandyachts 500 years ago, Punch and Judy shows, the painter who inspired Pissarro, and a firing squad: not what you’d expect on the beach.
Although often the preserve of specialists who concentrated on nocturnes, coasts are ideal locations for moonlit views. Caspar David Friedrich, JC Dahl, and more.
Painting fishing vessels under way on the coast is a challenge in the finest of weather. Here are some of the best of Turner, Friedrich, Monet, and Lepic.
There’s two ways to paint a coastal cliff: from the beach, or on the top. Surprisingly few landscape painters have opted for the latter. Here are some examples.
Where land, sea, and sky meet. Sought-after and hugely popular in fine weather, the forces of nature are most obvious in storms. The cradle of Impressionism and more modern painting.