In the early 20th century, painters started using intense colours, often raw from the tube, and those shifted to give green flesh and blue horses.
When the Salons were flooding with fleshly dreams of harems, landscape artists were depicting the desert with its camels and caravans.
More leaf-peeping, from Tina Blau and Monet’s poplars on the River Epte, to Paul Nash’s eerie Wittenham Clumps under the moon’s last phase.
More wonderful paintings of snowlines on the Sierra Nevada, in the South Tyrol, the Bavarian Alps, and in Maine. Autumn has arrived, and winter’s coming close behind.
In the first article of this pair, I showed a selection of some of the finest paintings of […]
He continued with extraordinary detailed fantasies of birds and flowers, and developed drawings in silverpoint with crayon.
He developed near-Surrealist fantasies apparently inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, and the Cubist ‘Brooklyn Bridge’, his best-known work.
A student of William Merritt Chase around 1900, he was a brilliant draftsman. He initiated American Futurism in 1913, then changed style again.
The finest landscapes, from Marsden Hartley, Pierre Bonnard, Ferdinand Hodler, and others in 1918.
Into the 20th century, with superb paintings from Hodler and William Merritt Chase, to Marsden Hartley.