Vociferous opponent of Impressionism, hugely successful and popular, he taught more than 2,000 pupils. The start of a systematic account of his narrative paintings.
How you mustn’t look at what shouldn’t be seen: how Pentheus was torn limb from limb by his mother and aunts.
At the heart of Deianira’s letter to Hercules was the strange story of his enslavement to Omphale. Here are the paintings.
Reviled through the twentieth century, in his day he was one of the most eminent British artists. Is he due a revival?
Whistler developed a unique style which had much in common with the Impressionists, anticipating several of the key features of Impressionism.
Grigorescu showed progressive evolution of his style, from Barbizon through Impressionism, and is the founding father of modern Romanian art.