When the Salons were flooding with fleshly dreams of harems, landscape artists were depicting the desert with its camels and caravans.
A celebration for Independence Day, the fourth of July, with a selection of wonderful American landscape paintings.
With his fresh light style, he painted the country around Old Lyme, the Cornish art colony, and up into Vermont.
Barely known in Europe, he studied in France for 5 years, then from 1888 was a major landscape painter in the US, one of The Ten.
In the late 19th century painters turned attention to depicting rainy conditions, with Caillebotte’s closely observed views, and effects on colour.
Although known for his paintings of nudes, many of his subjects were fully-clothed, and most were powerful women who overcame adversity.
Increasingly popular during the 19th century, the Alhambra was painted by von Lenbach, Regnault, Childe Hassam, Australian Tom Roberts, and others.
A mainstay for the Impressionists, their use in domestic products like wallpaper and even clothing killed people in the 19th century. Probably not Napoleon, though.
More superb paintings of the coast of Maine, here by Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and George Bellows.
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