It’s unusual and difficult to make humorous paintings. Here’s a fine selection from Bosch, Brueghel and Rubens to the late 19th century.
Between Le Havre and Fécamp on the north coast of France is a spectacular chalk cliff. Here’s the story and its paintings prior to its fame.
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?
Official artist to an expedition to Spitzbergen, he drew crowds at the Paris Salon of 1841 with his paintings of walrus fishing and the aurora.