Horizon, planes of foreground, middle distance and background, repoussoir and framing, rhythm, reflections and panoramas – examples of compositional techniques.
From 1826-1835, Samuel Palmer painted in solitude in a tumbledown cottage in rural Kent. His paintings from that period share a unique vision of an enchanted countryside.
From Tivoli, near Rome, in 1757, through the Alps with Wolf and Turner, to remote Albania as seen by Edward Lear, artist and poet.
Once Britain’s foremost natural history artist, when he realised his eyesight was failing he turned to painting landscapes on his travels.
Una and the Redcrosse Knight, Sir Guyon or of Temperance, and Britomartis or Chastity: plot summary, main characters, and selected paintings.
Sketches and watercolour paintings of the Pacific Coast of the Americas, from Vancouver Island to Tierra del Fuego.
Named after the artist and poet, he was precious, and went on to be a very successful portraitist. Here some of his narrative and other works.
Anders Zorn, William Blake, John Constable, the amazing Pre-Raphaelite Kate Bunce, and Samuel Palmer’s painting of Sir Guyon and the Palmer.
An encounter with Furor which Sir Guyon manages well, a battle with Pyrrhochles, then a trip with Phaedria on the Lake of Idleness. Paintings by Palmer and Etty, and more.
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.