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.
Sargent’s paintings of Claude Monet and other artists painting, mostly in front of the motif, form a unique record of painters and their techniques.
Completes this tour of the painter’s palette, with well-known greens, then the essential blacks and whites. Examples from Michelangelo to Vincent van Gogh.
Symbols of the night, and through association with Athena/Minerva, for wisdom and learning. Owls in paintings to William Blake.
A selection of masterpieces which were rejected by the person(s) who commissioned them, or from major exhibitions. Illustrated contents with links.
In 1814, following the restoration of the Spanish monarchy, Goya painted four works showing the uprising of 1808. One of these is now a major work of the European canon.
Of all the rejects in this series, Manet’s had greatest impact on painting, and really did change the course of art.
From West and Frith’s early paintings of the beach at Ramsgate, through their increasing popularity in the 19th century, to Boudin, Monet and Renoir.
What could a jury possibly find bad or objectionable about Whistler’s finest painting? And after that mistake, how could a second jury get it so wrong too?
A new series in which painters pit their work against juries of Salons and exhibitions, who then reject paintings which history judges quite differently.