If composers and performers can evoke visual images in music, why can’t painters return the complement? Lavinia Fontana, Vermeer, Menzel, Corot and others try.
From Savage’s portrait of the Washington family, through James Tissot’s boring old soldiers, coming full circle with a modern map of Dante’s Purgatory.
The world looks very different now, compared with the past. This explores differences in lighting, from candlepower to the excesses seen in modern cities, and their effects on painting.
Music and musicians have been very popular themes for paintings since before the Renaissance. How successful are they in evoking our auditory imaginations?
Fifteen paintings by 11 artists showing the gardens over more than 130 years.
The earliest landscape paintings – and very many since – have fundamentally been visual records of the world.
The main German impressionist painters followed the French Impressionists, with Liebermann and Slevogt continuing to use the style well into the twentieth century.