Although it was Leon Battista Alberti, in the southern Renaissance, who first developed the subject of composition in […]
Horizon, planes of foreground, middle distance and background, repoussoir and framing, rhythm, reflections and panoramas – examples of compositional techniques.
From 1826-1835, Samuel Palmer painted in solitude in a tumbledown cottage in rural Kent. His paintings from that period share a unique vision of an enchanted countryside.
In just a few years of painting, he made two of the major Pre-Raphaelite landscapes, but died of dysentery in Cairo at the age of only 35.
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.
A journey in paintings from Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall, past the Isle of Wight, to end at Dover – the English Channel coast.
Trained with William Merritt Chase, lived in Pont-Aven artists’ colony, and her painting was clearly influenced by the Impressionists, and quite unlike that of her husband.
From Charles Conder’s Holiday at Mentone, Australia, to Pierre Bonnard on the beach at Arcachon in south-west France, in 1922.
From West and Frith’s early paintings of the beach at Ramsgate, through their increasing popularity in the 19th century, to Boudin, Monet and Renoir.
From 1887, he was the most prominent British Impressionist, painting bright, high chroma beach views in particular.