With Edvard Munch launched in his career, Normann returned to painting the fjords of his native Norway.
Born in north Norway, trained in Germany, he mostly painted breathtaking views of fjords. But in 1892, he seized the opportunity to change the history of art, and became godfather to one of the world’s most famous paintings.
In 1873, he went to Italy, fell in love with Venice, and returned there to paint every year. His paintings of Venice secured his reputation.
Leading Spanish landscape painter of the late 19th century, he went to France to train in the 1860s, where he painted with Calame and Pissarro.
A couple of local artists, plus the virtuoso oil sketches of Joaquín Sorolla, a watercolour by John Singer Sargent, and two brilliant works by Muñoz Degrain.
Increasingly popular during the 19th century, the Alhambra was painted by von Lenbach, Regnault, Childe Hassam, Australian Tom Roberts, and others.
In which he establishes separate style and themes from Friedrich, paints some wonderful landscapes in Italy, and explores the nocturne.
What is a professor of obstetrics doing learning to paint with Caspar David Friedrich? Also an important precursor to Darwin, and a friend of Goethe – and wonderful paintings as well.
The finest landscapes, from Marsden Hartley, Pierre Bonnard, Ferdinand Hodler, and others in 1918.
Both Poussin and Delacroix painted important series just before they died. Others here from Bouguereau, Mucha, and the Japanese Araki.