Looking at paintings of women doing their laundry in a landscape view in historical context.
His involvement in the Impressionist Exhibitions almost broke the movement apart, and brought Degas into direct opposition with Monet. Here are his paintings.
Rough weather seen on the canvases of Bierstadt, Monet, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, and other fine artists.
Includes brilliant paintings of coastal storms by Vernet, Constable, JWM Turner, and Courbet.
The birthplace of Impressionism, and its spread around the world, it also reflected the huge changes in society, leisure, and dress. Let’s soak up the sun.
His family name wasn’t Tassi, he planned to steal paintings, intended to murder his wife, had an adulterous affair with his sister-in-law, and raped Artemisia Gentileschi. But he has one redeeming feature.
How northern landscape painting was taken to Italy, and started its long journey to acceptance, and eventually Impressionism.
Although few of his finished paintings survive, he was a major influence on John Constable and others, and some of his techniques were not exploited until the 20th century.
Are they part of a narrative, or staffage? Do they provide scale, or enhance the effect? Are the figures part of the landscape, or even the landscape itself?
Where land, sea, and sky meet. Sought-after and hugely popular in fine weather, the forces of nature are most obvious in storms. The cradle of Impressionism and more modern painting.