Beards on Father Time, river gods, God the Father, ancient mariners, and lots and lots of artists, especially the Nabis.
Looking back at the art of the nineteenth century, there was a large section devoted to Impressionism, but acclaimed Symbolist and other paintings too.
Easily told in words, stories are harder to paint. Here are five main methods used, explained and shown in examples from the masters.
Many of the greatest and most important European works of art are painted on walls or ceilings. Explains secco, fresco, and how they influence the result.
A look back at some of the series and some surprises which you might have missed over the last year.
Tracing key events in the Kalevala in the paintings of Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
Earlier paintings by Ekman, Keinänen, Godenhjelm, and Muukka telling some of the stories from Finland’s national epic.
Trees in snowy landscapes, as painted by Bruegel, van Ruisdael, Courbet, and a multitude of Impressionists. A Wintry feast.
The monumental mural painted by Larsson was intended to be his greatest painting. It turned out to be his most controversial.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.