Long forgotten now, panoramas were hugely popular in the 1800s, and some were strongly narrative.
Some of the Impressionists did paint (possibly) narrative works. But they didn’t always work out.
Despite his reputation, his narratives often addressed serious and subtle issues, and his was a master of narrative painting.
Although they followed narrative conventions, they were unusual for showing static tableaux rather than action.
Beautiful painterly works showing Arthurian and classical legends, in the years before the First World War.
How the quest to reform history painting only confirms its traditional narrative tools.
Contents listing, summary of major points with references, and an index of artists included.
Veronese used a narrative form which only works in paintings and other visual media, and is still used in popular children’s books.
Wonderful paintings of a gruesome story: that of Judith and Holofernes, by Veronese, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi.
Turner’s style may have become radical, but he continued to paint narrative works throughout his career.