A saint banished to the island of Patmos, a history wound around a column, and a megalomaniac emperor strangled in his bath by a professional wrestler.
Exhausted and destitute figures asleep, by Christian Krohg, Ferdinand Hodler, Sorolla, Waterhouse, and others.
More slumbering people painted by Courbet, Doré, Walter Crane, and major painters of the 19th century.
It’s our faces, more than any other part of the body, that make us human. Paintings of veiled and masked faces by Pelez, Morelli and others.
Features Harriet Backer’s masterpiece, and paintings by Giorgione, Ford Madox Brown, Jules Breton and his daughter, and others.
The bohemian quarter of Paris, painted by van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec (who lived there for 20 years), Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, and others.
Feet in social history, from Winslow Homer, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Breton, Bonnard, Schiele, Degas, and others.
Life behind the scenes of a circus was less than idyllic. Owners often cared little for performers, and animals were treated cruelly. Painted insights from Degas, Renoir, and others.
A lot changed in painting in the 1890s. Within just a few years, Naturalism went from being all the rage to old hat. These paintings show how.
Less often painted than the rural poor, Naturalism did show the growing pains of the 19th century cities. Paintings from Lhermitte, Luce, Bellows, and more.