Far from being the idyllic countryside, the gleaners who followed the harvesters brought a strong social message.
Goddess of the harvest, food production, fertility and fecundity, paintings by Millet, Rubens, Elsheimer and others.
The figure appears in later landscapes, including one by Martín Rico, and a pastel by Millet, before being radically revised by Ferdinand Hodler.
How to buy fresh milk in central London, what the Scythians lived on, and more. Paintings by Millet, Delacroix, Winslow Homer, and others.
Reduced to viewing the blossom online? Here are wonderful paintings of tree blossom from Millais, Sisley, van Gogh and others.
Independent and aloof, cats train their humans and think that they’re still large and ferocious. Paintings from Carpaccio to Bonnard.
Smoke in paintings by Poussin, Millet, Homer, Sargent, Waterhouse, Rossetti, and others with more subtle meanings about wind, magic, and gambling.
Escorts of valkyries, the bird of the gibbet, and seeker of carrion: crows and ravens are associated with death, magic, and more.
A major influence of realism, leading to Naturalism, and on Impressionism, Courbet was one of those who paved the way for modern art.
Superb paintings of lightning storms by Giorgione, Poussin, Delacroix, Constable, Bierstadt, Rousseau, Klimt, Bonnard, and Tom Thomson.