This brisk oil sketch of fog and the rising sun in Monet’s home port of Le Havre lent its name to that for the whole movement.
Ignored bodies, a complex chain from the head of John the Baptist, and Velazquez’s royal portrait which omits the King and Queen,
Pioneer both of Impressionism and of the new genre showing intimate moments in family life, she showed paintings at all but one of the Impressionist Exhibitions.
Probably the best-known of those who showed work at the First Impressionist Exhibition, he was an influential art critic, writer and painter, best remembered now for his sculpture.
From Robert Nanteuil’s first pastel portraits in the 1660s to Ants Laikmaa in 1929, a history of the greatest pastel painters and links to articles about individual artists.
Moving around changed greatly in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the advent of canals, steam ships and trains, hot air balloons, and the bicycle.
Fabrics and clothing shown in paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas show the broad range seen at the time of Impressionism.
From about 1878 until his death, Manet painted around 90 pastels. Seldom seen in exhibitions, they’re wonderful works. Here’s a selection of eight.
Well known from language, the scarlet woman should be easy to read in paintings. But all that is scarlet isn’t who you’d expect.
Youngest of the four women French Impressionists, she died first, and was probably the most prolific. Only known now from the portrait of her painted by her teacher, Manet.