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.