When he died 200 years ago today, he was honoured with burial in Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London. Not bad for an American painter.
A founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768, she was precocious, successful, commissioned by the royal family, and almost completely forgotten. She died 200 years ago, on 2 May.
West turns to a series of more classical mythological stories for his paintings between 1792 and 1802. These include Shakespeare, the Bible, and the first novel.
A girl is brought up as a boy. All goes well until they want to marry. Then the gods intervene. A very modern story from 2,000 years ago, with paintings.
Wife of Odysseus, here are some fine paintings which tell a little of her side of the story. How she not only remained faithful, but some of the challenges she faced.
How Acontius won his bride, and how a portrait of her by an obscure Dutch painter may be part of a series. Mysteries solved, perhaps?
Many of the great painters have been migrants. Here are examples from Canaletto to Sargent. Suppress migration, and art will be stifled.
Poussin was by no means the only artist to paint the narrative of Rinaldo and Armida. Here are many more.
Portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Kauffmann, and others show extensive brushstrokes.