Visits to Scotland became popular among artists in the nineteenth century. Here are wonderful paintings by AW Hunt, Gustave Doré, Rosa Bonheur, Hans Gude, and others.
Come travel through Europe and beyond in the magnificent watercolours painted by the author of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.
From Richard Parkes Bonington, through AW Hunt, John Brett, Edward Poynter, Delacroix, Rosa Bonheur, Daumier, Gustave Moreau, and Winslow Homer.
There’s two ways to paint a coastal cliff: from the beach, or on the top. Surprisingly few landscape painters have opted for the latter. Here are some examples.
Two different legends about Sir Lancelot and a woman falling in love with him. Both are told here with a selection of fine paintings.
A popular title in the 19th century, it is almost a hallmark of the Aesthetic movement: no narrative, no meaning, just art for art’s sake. Except…
Was John Ruskin a promoter or detractor? How great was his influence on the style, practice, and success?
Were Pre-Raphaelite landscape paintings just a brief and unimportant, passing phase, or did they have significant influence?
From his first painting of the Glacier of Rosenlaui in 1856, Brett made pure landscapes in Pre-Raphaelite style – stunning in their detail.
What was Pre-Raphaelite landscape painting? A throwback to Masaccio, beyond Turner, or Ruskinism?