Following the Paris Commune of 1871, history painters resorted to indirect reference in paintings of obscure episodes in mediaeval history.
More modern landscapes by Paul Nash, Anna Hills, Lesser Ury, Lovis Corinth, Pierre Bonnard, Emily Carr, and Joseph Stella’s Cubist masterpiece.
We journey on, through Thomas Cole’s classical city, to the Garden of Armida, briefly to Paradise, past the submerged city of Ys, ending up in a Surrealist vision of the Dorset coast.
The war years, from eerily deserted scenes of the Sussex Downs, to north Norway for a deployment, and military flight, which brought about his death.
Influenced by the Shoreham landscapes of Samuel Palmer, and his teacher John Nash, here are the eerily empty landscapes of Essex, Sussex Downs, and elsewhere.
The story of landscape paintings which are dominated by the sky, from the Dutch Golden Age to Surrealism.
Paintings of the sky by Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Klimt, Cézanne, Schiele, Paul Nash and others.
From the early landscapes of Rubens and Dutch masters to the surrealist skyscapes of Paul Nash, introducing a history of painting the sky.
Carpets in paintings by Gérôme, his former pupil Osman Hamdi Bey, Georges Rochegrosse, Pierre Bonnard and Paul Nash.
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.