Known now for his portraits of major literary and other figures, Blanche loved to sketch outdoors in oils, particularly on Dieppe Beach.
From Charles Conder’s Holiday at Mentone, Australia, to Pierre Bonnard on the beach at Arcachon in south-west France, in 1922.
Featuring paintings by Paul Helleu, Anita Rée, Anna Hills, Pierre Bonnard, Edvard Munch, Lovis Corinth and others.
In 1914, after a career painting the rich and famous, he became a war artist. For the next 4 years he showed what the Great War really looked like.
Royal portraits and history of the rich and famous – and a single gruesome work showing an episode now considered by some to be genocide.
One of Degas’ close friends, he illustrated many books in the late 19th century. His paintings were good enough to be bought by Degas, as this selection shows.
Borrowed from the Church, parasols became an accessory of the aristocracy, then for all who were fashionable. They went from black to white, then Japanese.
Where did Vernet, Cotman, Turner, Boudin, Gauguin, Monet, Sickert, Pissarro and Loiseau all visit and paint?
More superb pastel paintings from Vigée Le Brun, Eva Gonzalès, Manet, Helleu, and Odilon Redon bring us to the 20th century.
He painted many wonderful oil sketches and watercolours of other artists painting outdoors. Here are a few to enjoy.