A few artists made science and technology significant themes in their paintings. Joseph Wright of Derby was among them, thanks to his friend Peter Burdett.
Table of contents and a full index to all the artists whose paintings are discussed in this series.
The Dolorous Duenna tells the story of how she and her accompanying duennas sprouted beards as the result of the marriage of a knight and princess.
Among the 2022 anniversaries are the 500th of the death of Piero di Cosimo, the centenary of the death of Léon Bonnat who taught Sargent and Munch, and the birth of animal painter Rosa Bonheur.
Back in the castle, the next trick is in hand. Sancho shows the Duchess a letter to his wife, and they’re about get involved with the Dolorous Duenna.
They go with the Duke and Duchess on a hunt, where Sancho panics and falls out of a tree. In the night Sancho has to agree to lash himself 3,300 times.
The shepherds become more real and tatty from the Renaissance and Giorgione to Murillo and Bastien-Lepage.
From a prototype laid out by Duccio in about 1310, through the vision of Saint Bridget, to modernised versions in a French town or English cattle shed.
Paintings from around Europe and North America showing Christmas trees, decorations, family feasts, and Christmas markets.
As a primary colour, blue is essential in painting. The quest for the right blues has spanned the world and resulted in a succession of synthetic pigments which have influenced art.