A selection of meals eaten outdoors, by the gods, in Boccaccio’s Decameron, Manet’s controversial luncheon, and by a boating party.
From David’s history paintings of the end of the eighteenth century, the genre went from strength to strength, with major works by Goya, Géricault, and even Manet.
In the 1870s, Manet and Monet introduced steam trains to the world of art. At the Salon, they were met with ridicule, but became an important theme in Impressionism.
Children playing, amateurs rehearsing, music outdoors, and Schubert himself at the piano: paintings by Manet, Degas, Thomas Eakins, Édouard Vuillard and others.
A close friend of Charles Baudelaire during his final years, Rops was an early adopter of mixed media and always original.
Portraits of Picasso and other artists of the day, two dealers, and the start of his series of nudes painted for Leopold Zborowski.
Paintings by Velázquez, Manet, Renoir, Sorolla, and others.
The Sack of Troy, Turner, Vesuvius erupting, an unusual Manet maritime, Vallotton, Paul Nash, Monet, Luce, Signac, Stella and more going up in smoke.
He created some of the most important Impressionist paintings during this period, at La Grenouillère, and painting with Monet and Sisley.
Crowded streets in town and cities, from Jan van Eyck in 1435 to Pasini’s market in Constantinople in 1877.