One of the three great masters who took realist oil painting into the twentieth century: we commemorate the centenary of his death in August.
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He travelled further afield in the 1880s, focussing on his nocturnes and paintings of twilight, which retain their fine detail.
A painter of nocturnes greater than Whistler, he developed a great love for night scenes, and was commercially successful.
Wonderful paintings of the last years of sail, from Aivazovsky, Clarkson Stanfield, William McTaggart, Seurat, Signac, and others.
From about 1899, he took to the streets for his nocturnes and twilight views, influenced by Munch and perhaps van Gogh.
During the decade to 1904, he painted extraordinary nocturnes and other views in low light, in the centre of Stockholm.