We are all familiar with Monet’s famous series paintings of Grainstacks at Giverny and Rouen Cathedral. This series of articles investigates series painting, and the Impressionists who painted series.
A superb plein air painting of this scene on the River Tiber is part of the foundation that Corot laid for Impressionism.
The importance of relative size, and height in the picture plane, in imparting depth and space in painting.
One of the most atmospheric paintings by any Impressionist, it is mystifying that Sisley’s wonderful landscapes have been all but forgotten.
A short overview of each of the eleven painters and paintings featured so far in the series ‘Favourite Paintings’, forming a concise history of painting from 1400 to 1914.
A luminous painting of the port of Marseille in dawn light, looking up towards the ‘Good Mother’ church, marks the height of both Neo-Impressionism and Fauvism.
A simply golden landscape at sunset, by the central figure in Impressionism and father of Post-Impressionism.
Two modest and simple landscapes, some of the first painted outdoors or ‘plein air’ using oil paints, which paved the way for Constable, Turner, and the Impressionists.
Paul Cézanne has been repeatedly described as the ‘father’ of several of the major movements in painting which […]