His masterpiece is a prime example of Naturalism, but he was a close friend of Degas and Renoir, and a major patron and collector of Impressionism.
In the past, people have accepted the reality of mythical creatures, such as winged angels, unicorns, and dragons. When did we start being more objective in our belief of what we see?
His style became very Impressionist. Then, when painting outdoors at Portici, Naples, he contracted malaria and died.
A precocious artist, he went from 2 years study in Rome to Morocco, where he was a war artist. There he became an orientalist.
The founding father of modern neuroanatomy wanted to be an artist, and spent much of his life drawing. He was painted by one of the Madrazo family, among whom was an early Impressionist.
Where did Vernet, Cotman, Turner, Boudin, Gauguin, Monet, Sickert, Pissarro and Loiseau all visit and paint?
More superb paintings of the coast of Maine, here by Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and George Bellows.
A century ago today, Edgar Degas died in Paris. Was he an Impressionist, a misogynist, or just the odd man out?
A mere theme, or an obsession? During his later career, Degas’ pastels of nude women getting out of the bath and drying dominated his art. Why?
He kept returning to the coast, and continued to paint its seasons and moods, its fury and its peace.