Not just a pretty atmospheric effect, she’s a messenger of the gods, and is involved in many myths. Superb paintings by Guérin, Fuseli and others.
Very much a Modern Woman, she was in London during the height of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, when she painted her masterpiece of Elaine of Astolat.
Mud was a common problem in the streets of cities, and on all the roads, tracks and paths of the country. Why isn’t it seen more in paintings before 1850?
He travelled further afield in the 1880s, focussing on his nocturnes and paintings of twilight, which retain their fine detail.
A painter of nocturnes greater than Whistler, he developed a great love for night scenes, and was commercially successful.
More superb coastal nocturnes by Aivazovsky, Atkinson Grimshaw, Winslow Homer, Edvard Munch, and others.