The nineteenth century saw rising awareness of social issues, which introduced novel themes into painting. Works by Murillo, Mulready, Bastien-Lepage and others.
What made images of women sewing so popular in the late 19th century? Here are some of the best from about 1885 to the Nabis in the 20th century.
We should refer to European and not French Impressionism, although prior to about 1880 the hub of the movement was certainly Paris.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
Grigorescu showed progressive evolution of his style, from Barbizon through Impressionism, and is the founding father of modern Romanian art.