It’s not Chinese, and for centuries was ignored, as lead white was preferred. It came into use during the 19th century, and is seen in paintings by Friedrich, Cézanne, van Gogh, Klimt, and Hodler.
What are accessories or ‘staffage’, what narrative, and what intrinsic to the reading and style of a landscape?
Celebrate the Christmas holiday with a review of many wonderful paintings of snow scenes.
His second vast canvas almost brings him to financial and artistic failure, but he recovers.
Full membership of the Royal Academy, a gigantic landscape of the sublime, and several important commissions: the peak of his career.
One of the major figures in British painting in the first half of the 1800s, but usually ignored today. His oil sketches are exceptional.
First shown at the Royal Academy when only 10, this true genius had a colourful but tragically short life.
Hogarth’s series spawned several others, the most significant being by Augustus Egg and William Frith.