It was Vincent van Gogh who first showed rain streaks, in a painting made just a few days before his death. They’ve since become a standard visual device.
Bad girls whose beautiful voices lured sailors to their deaths, so that the women could eat them. Paintings by Etty, Moreau, Waterhouse, Rae, Nash and others.
A member of the Seven & Five group, when it moved towards abstract art in 1934, she resigned to pursue her individual style.
Considered one of the leading British painters of the first half of the 20th century, she was an incessant traveller, and came from New Zealand.
John Singer Sargent’s ‘Gassed’ was probably the most important painting of the year, but wasn’t the only memorial to the millions who died.
The exhibition featured 360 collages, paintings and sculptures from 69 artists of 14 nations. It launched Surrealism in the UK.
Formed in January 1933 with the sculptor Henry Moore, it was crucial to British Surrealism and modern British art more generally.
Mud as painted in the Danish countryside, and in Norway. But the last word goes to war: both in the Franco-Prussian and First World Wars.
The Sack of Troy, Turner, Vesuvius erupting, an unusual Manet maritime, Vallotton, Paul Nash, Monet, Luce, Signac, Stella and more going up in smoke.
Dreams painted by more modern artists, from William Blake to Paul Nash. These tend to become progressively harder to read.