Technically very challenging, most are painted in the studio, but some are quite unreal, and others suffer from the moon illusion.
A journey along the coast of northern France, starting with Turner at Calais Pier, and ending in vivid colour on Ushant/Ouessant – in wonderful paintings.
Between Le Havre and Fécamp on the north coast of France is a spectacular chalk cliff. Here’s the story and its paintings prior to its fame.
While others painted near Rome, a slow revolution burned in the north, with Isabey, Daubigny, and most of all Jongkind and Boudin.
Paintings by Bonington, Jongkind, Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Piet Mondrian show the latter years of windmills in northern Europe.
The hill that rises from the densely-packed streets of Paris, painted by Jongkind, Alfred Sisley, Ilya Repin, Renoir, and others.
Bridges have had huge impact on man, but aren’t normally considered aesthetically attractive. Paintings from van Eyck to Jongkind show increasing interest among artists.
From Hobbema in 1663 to Sisley in 1884, here are views of the canals of Europe carrying commercial traffic, and in their later decline.
Born 200 years ago today, it was Jongkind who surely led the movement to Impressionism, with his loose and sketchy style.
Met and painted with Sisley, Boudin, and the young Claude Monet, but so poor that other artists auctioned their works to relieve his poverty.