Feet in social history, from Winslow Homer, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Breton, Bonnard, Schiele, Degas, and others.
From Gustave Doré and Winslow Homer, to Vincent van Gogh and Odilon Redon – modern paintings of butterflies.
After European artists saw Hokusai’s print The Great Wave off Kanagawa, their own depictions became widespread, peaking in 1896.
4500 years of paintings of geese, from Rubens’ flock seen at harvest time, to Gauguin’s complement to his landlady. And some superb paintings of wild geese on the wing.
With a binder of gum arabic, watercolours came into use in the Renaissance, and have steadily increased in popularity.
Until about 1800, Western landscape painting sought to reveal rather than to hide. It was JMW Turner and Caspar David Friedrich who popularised the effect of fog.
From Arcimboldo’s vegetable portrait to the height of Impressionism with Monet and Pissarro, some of the finest paintings of the season.
Already trained and accomplished, she went to Paris in 1887, where she established herself as the leading American woman painter.
Dramatic changes in the classrooms of the late 19th century, as education became politicised and paintings resembled photos.
From Millais’ Ophelia, through the terrible toll of suicides in the rivers of major cities. Featuring Delaroche, GF Watts, Winslow Homer, and more.