Modern bridges and more modern paintings from Vallotton, Bonnard, Schiele, and most prominently Joseph Stella’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge’.
Which bridge did Manet fall in love with, and how did the Langlois Bridge painted by Vincent van Gogh get its name?
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.
Canals from Sisley at the end of the 19th century, and paintings of Venice by Canaletto, Rico, and of course John Singer Sargent.
From Hobbema in 1663 to Sisley in 1884, here are views of the canals of Europe carrying commercial traffic, and in their later decline.
He continued to exhibit at the Salon until he was almost 94, and was one of the leading painters of trees of his time. Celebrating his bicentenary today.
A late starter, his career spanned the whole of the last half of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th. Wonderful landscapes.
Friedrich, Turner, Palmer and Bonnard are among the artists shown, with surprises by courtesy of Cézanne.
Compositional techniques usually involving foreground trees which increase the depth of a picture. Explained and illustrated.
The other side of his work in the 1860s: chasing the ‘source’ of rivers near Ornans, serried ranks of waves on the coast, and the help of Corot.