Views from a balcony, notably developed by Gustave Caillebotte in 1880, but continued in paintings by Lovis Corinth, and Pierre Bonnard.
In the nineteenth century, with the decline of patronage and changed art markets, fables become more popular among painter, at least before they gained patrons.
Now seen as the odd man out of the Impressionists, at the time he had great influence. Here are samples of the work of those he influenced.
The majority of portraits and genre paintings of women washing clothes are thoroughly demur, without the slightest innuendo.
Looking at paintings of women doing their laundry in a landscape view in historical context.
Born two centuries ago, his paintings anticipated and influenced those of the mainstream Impressionists. He even painted from a floating studio.
Was he really one of the most important French painters of the nineteenth century?
Conclusions: did he paint Impressions, and was he a member of the Impressionist group?
If Constable acted as a bridge, Corot was the crossroad leading to ‘modern’ art.
Their works are rich in light and colour, strongly evocative of one of the most successful artists colonies of the nineteenth century, and include some of the most lyrical paintings of the whole century.