Before folk history changed with the concept of human evolution, caves were sacred places inhabited by hermits, or figures from myth.
Compositional techniques usually involving foreground trees which increase the depth of a picture. Explained and illustrated.
Superb paintings of lightning storms by Giorgione, Poussin, Delacroix, Constable, Bierstadt, Rousseau, Klimt, Bonnard, and Tom Thomson.
A collection of the finest paintings of the Nativity, from 1263 to the 20th century – all innovative, and some unique.
A landscape without human or animal figures often looks eery or unnatural. This new series looks at how figures are used in landscape paintings, with copious examples.
A summary chronology of the major milestones in the history of oil painting, with copious illustrations from the masters.
The advent of wet-in-wet, canvas supports, fewer layers, impasto, and visible brushstrokes.
Introduction to a series explaining the history of oil paint, effects on techniques, hence on paintings themselves.
A simple story with an obvious climax to be shown. But getting the composition right proves a test even for the Masters.
Despite difficulties over attribution and other mysteries, he was key to the development of the Venetian style.