A brief overview of his career, with some of his finest paintings, and links to more detailed accounts.
Why did the Pre-Raphaelites want to return to the ‘purity’ of painting before Raphael? Did they succeed?
Raphael’s legacy, including assimilation of styles, figures so lifelike they’re ‘almost breathing’, and a large workshop.
He developed a fascination for the form of the agave plant, and painted a series of figurative works showing ladies in a fictional country estate.
Including an unusual Transfiguration, which is a composite with the story of healing of a boy possessed by the devil.
Rinaldo is told of two stories about unfaithfulness and the tricks husbands and wives use to catch one another out.
Titian seems to have understood exactly what Vittoria Colonna wanted, and in doing so changed art.
Moreau defined painting as “this language of symbol, myth and sign”, and this is his greatest expression of that.
More wonderful paintings from Pierre Bonnard, JW Waterhouse, Théo van Rysselberghe, Nikolai Astrup and others.
Reduced to viewing the blossom online? Here are wonderful paintings of tree blossom from Millais, Sisley, van Gogh and others.