This brisk oil sketch of fog and the rising sun in Monet’s home port of Le Havre lent its name to that for the whole movement.
From the burning brands and oil lamps of the Greeks and Romans, to the soft light of candles, then in the 19th century came gaslights.
Although invited to show his paintings at the First Impressionist Exhibition, he declined, and has since been excluded from the list of Impressionists, and forgotten.
Superb 19th and early 20th century landscape paintings of the River Seine from Sisley country through the centre of Paris to La Grande Jatte.
On 15 April 1874, thirty artists showed 165 works in an empty photographer’s studio in Paris. One of their paintings led to their name: Impressionists.
In case you missed or have forgotten them: some of the highlights of articles on paintings published here from Jan to June last year.
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.