Washing and drying clothes have been important activities in many landmark paintings. Selection from Isabey, Boudin, Gauguin, Renoir and others.
Invented by Paracelsus and popularised in a novella, poems and plays, Ondine became popular in painting, then in 1962 in medicine.
As tried by Pissarro, Degas, Carl Larsson, Gauguin, Anders Zorn, Charles Conder, and Louis Welden Hawkins.
Completes this tour of the painter’s palette, with well-known greens, then the essential blacks and whites. Examples from Michelangelo to Vincent van Gogh.
Come leaf-peeping with painters from Samuel Palmer in the Weald of Kent, to Julian Alden Weir’s autumn rain.
What’s the difference between a lute and a mandolin? Was Napoleon responsible for the early loss of popularity of mandolins?
Independent and aloof, cats train their humans and think that they’re still large and ferocious. Paintings from Carpaccio to Bonnard.
More exquisite painted fans from Carl Larsson, Paul Gauguin, Anders Zorn, and the Australian Impressionist Charles Conder.
Short summary of their history, art, and their role in the evolution of painting in the twentieth century, with copious links to articles here.
Flattened perspective, muted colours, and decorative patterning: some of the characteristics of the early Nabi years.