Le Chevalier aux Fleurs (Musée d’Orsay) is not just frivolous chivalry and a bevy of Playboy bunnies. There is much more than that.
Balanced explorations of the play of light inside rooms, and the glorious colours of the intense Norwegian summer.
His history paintings make it look as if he was actually present at the time. Just how accurate were they?
Unique paintings of the ancient history of France, in response to dreadful defeat in the Franco-Prussian War.
A fuller account of one of the arch-enemies of the Impressionists. Was he so bad after all?
Taking stock on which narratives should be used, and what techniques should be used to represent them in paintings.
A lesson from Aristotle on how to craft powerful narrative in paintings.
Despite his reputation, his narratives often addressed serious and subtle issues, and his was a master of narrative painting.
In the late 1880s, several painters started to work in the rural area of Heidelberg, east of Melbourne, adopting a style which later became known as Australian Impressionism.
Three more wonderful American Impressionists, although the lives of two were tragically cut short when they died suddenly.