Erotic prints, maritime history, gripping stories of the Arctic, a ‘problem picture’, and landscapes – a very eclectic artist indeed.
He went on two expeditions: one to Spitzbergen in 1839, the second to Brazil in the late 1850s. But which of his paintings are real, and which imagined?
Trained in San Francisco and Paris, he exhibited at the Salon, then painted landscapes in Tonalist style before becoming Impressionist.
Join me to explore Maria Merian’s insects in Surinam, David Livingstone and Thomas Baines on the Zambezi, and William Bradford working his way through pack ice.
More modern landscapes by Paul Nash, Anna Hills, Lesser Ury, Lovis Corinth, Pierre Bonnard, Emily Carr, and Joseph Stella’s Cubist masterpiece.
Enchanted Norwegian birch woods, the Massachusetts coast, Catalina Island by night, Spanish mountains, and a picturesque French village.
A saint banished to the island of Patmos, a history wound around a column, and a megalomaniac emperor strangled in his bath by a professional wrestler.
In search of warmth during winter, we go in search of palm trees. In these secular paintings, they appear in modern conservatories and on the Mediterranean coast.
One of the most important Serbian artists of the 20th century, he was a friend of Modigliani in Paris, and a prolific painter of views in Serbia.
Its peak with Bonington, Friedrich, Corot and others. Decline in Impressionism to deliberate omission in ‘primitives’ such as Cézanne and Astrup.