Among the 2022 anniversaries are the 500th of the death of Piero di Cosimo, the centenary of the death of Léon Bonnat who taught Sargent and Munch, and the birth of animal painter Rosa Bonheur.
Nine of his brilliant oil sketches made in front of the motif in the Roman Campagna between 1782-85, which helped change the history of art.
Almost a century after its publication, Pissarro still recommended Valenciennes’ textbook on landscape painting. Here’s why.
Modern landscape painting, since before the Impressionists, relies on oil sketches made in front of the motif. Was it Vernet who advised Valenciennes to adopt this practice?
A journey from early 1800s realism to Post-Impressionism, in the company of innumerable trees.
If Constable acted as a bridge, Corot was the crossroad leading to ‘modern’ art.
A superb plein air painting of this scene on the River Tiber is part of the foundation that Corot laid for Impressionism.