A landscape without human or animal figures often looks eery or unnatural. This new series looks at how figures are used in landscape paintings, with copious examples.
A look back at some of the series and some surprises which you might have missed over the last year.
Why are owls associated with wisdom and learning? Do they have more sinister meanings? Was Bosch that keen on owls?
Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) was a Romantic painter noted for his enigmatic landscapes which have provoked much speculation […]
A brief glance through the history of painting trees in the landscape, from Rubens and Poussin to van Gogh and Pissarro.
The period 1700 to 1850 saw the introduction of the first modern pigments, such as Prussian blue and emerald green, which started to transform paintings.
Two painters whose visions were particularly clearly articulated, and contrasting: Caspar David Friedrich and Samuel Palmer.