Two hundred years ago today, Achille Michallon died, the most brilliant landscape painter of his day in Europe. He was only 25.
A brilliant landscape painter taught by Valenciennes, who in turn taught Corot. Died at the age of only 25 from pneumonia.
Paul Bail left Antwerp, taught Tassi in Rome, who in turn taught Claude Lorrain. Claude-Joseph Vernet learned in Rome, then advised Valenciennes, and so French landscape painting came home.
Completing this river cruise, from Canaletto’s view of Westminster, through a Frost Fair, to John Constable’s Headlight Castle.
A river cruise starting with JMW Turner at Maidenhead in the Berkshire countryside, and ending with Whistler at Battersea Bridge.
One of the five ‘fathers’ of Impressionist, his style became painterly in the 1860s and he exhibited at the Salon until 1870 and in four Impressionist Exhibitions.
One of the most travelled painters in history, here are views of Turkestan, India, western Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Japan.
Resuming the trip at Argenteuil, with Caillebotte and Monet, we pass Renoir at Chatou, La Grenouillère, on to Les Andelys, then to the sea at Honfleur, with Monet again.
Superb 19th and early 20th century landscape paintings of the River Seine from Sisley country through the centre of Paris to La Grande Jatte.
From changes in ploughs to the enclosure and farming of what had been open land, landscape paintings can tell us a lot about the history of the land.