Ever noticed how stern everyone looks in paintings? Here are some exceptions from Frans Hals, Murillo, Vermeer and others.
More superb paintings from the end of the nineteenth century, including the amazing Martin’s unique merger of Symbolism and Divisionism.
Features paintings by Carl Larsson, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, Lovis Corinth, and others.
Loyal to their master or mistress, often to the point of self-sacrifice. Paintings by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Courbet and Bonnard.
Feet in social history, from Winslow Homer, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Breton, Bonnard, Schiele, Degas, and others.
One of very few artists who specialised in painting children’s social interactions in school. Fascinating insights into childhood and society at the time.
Naturalist painting both supported the State, and attacked it – sometimes so much that works had to be suppressed. The real history of art at the end of the 19th century.
Transformation in the late 19th century, shown in paintings by van Gogh, John Singer Sargent, and others.
Dramatic changes in the classrooms of the late 19th century, as education became politicised and paintings resembled photos.