The Judaeo-Christian tradition lacks any goddess, unlike its predecessors in Mediterranean cultures. Is there an equivalent among its saints, or the Virgin Mary? An exploration in paintings.
Less often painted than the rural poor, Naturalism did show the growing pains of the 19th century cities. Paintings from Lhermitte, Luce, Bellows, and more.
Most famously painted by David, the murder of Marat in his bath in 1793 has featured in many paintings. How has its interpretation changed with changing politics and public opinion?
Trained by Laurens at the Académie Julian, he was a superb history painter, quite Impressionist, and a founding father of Venezuelan art.