Telling a story using shadows, and the nineteenth century controversy over the colour of shadows.
From Charles Conder’s Holiday at Mentone, Australia, to Pierre Bonnard on the beach at Arcachon in south-west France, in 1922.
Paintings from a century ago by Fortescue-Brickdale, Franz von Stuck, George Bellows, and John Godward, who committed suicide because of Picasso’s success.
Why do Canaletto’s gondolas not have shadows? Where did Cézanne get his shadows wrong, and why, and what colour are shadows really?
For 15 years, his delicate nudes seen in dappled light were popular throughout Europe. They shocked the folk back in the US, though.