Twenty-five superb Impressionist canvases surrounded by myths about their creation. Here’s something closer to the truth.
Works from 1880, in which his style became looser and possibly more Impressionist. Or was he still a Naturalist?
A prolific artist over a decade, his paintings remain as enigmatic today as they were then. Was he an Impressionist, or one of the major Naturalists? Works from the 1870s.
He returned to one theme repeatedly: reflections in the rippled and turbulent surface of a river.
Realist, Naturalist, or Impressionist? The distinctive landscapes of Thaulow complemented the figurative painting of his friend Christian Krohg.
Their working methods could hardly have been more different, but they shared a common interest.
Oil sketches and studies became accepted as works of art. But not all Impressionist paintings have survived as well as they should.
Conclusions: did he paint Impressions, and was he a member of the Impressionist group?
His paintings of trees reached a peak in 1887-92, with his series of poplars. Among these are some of the finest Impressionist paintings.
In the absence of any clearly articulated theoretical statements from the core French Impressionists, there are no obvious rules or clear criteria handed down.