Buried in the introduction to day 4, this became La Fontaine’s fable of Brother Philippe’s Geese, was painted by Boucher and others, entered French idiom, and was alluded to by a vanished painting by Gauguin.
Invented by the alchemist Paracelsus, these water nymphs became popular in the 19th century with prose poems and a novella. Here they are in paint, by Turner, Waterhouse, Gauguin, Schiele, and others.
From Arcimboldo’s vegetable portrait to the height of Impressionism with Monet and Pissarro, some of the finest paintings of the season.
A mainstay for the Impressionists, their use in domestic products like wallpaper and even clothing killed people in the 19th century. Probably not Napoleon, though.
From Velázquez in the 1640s to Renoir in 1882, portraits and scenes of women sewing were popular. How did they develop?
After fleeing from Poland to Paris, he became a student of Paul Gauguin at Pont-Aven in 1889, and moved to Le Pouldu in 1894. He died 100 years ago.
Seaweed is one of the few ‘crops’ confined to the coast. Its harvesting and processing, performed almost exclusively by women, has been shown in paintings of Brittany, particularly by Gauguin and his circle.
Where did Vernet, Cotman, Turner, Boudin, Gauguin, Monet, Sickert, Pissarro and Loiseau all visit and paint?
From 1886, the colony at Pont-Aven was dominated by the struggling former stockbroker Paul Gauguin. Among his friends was Émile Bernard. Here are some of the works from that period.
Degas a painter of landscapes? Yes, about 7% of his total output were primarily landscapes, including some of his earliest and last works.