After 1870, he drifted from the Pre-Raphaelite, painting more seascapes, but still some wonderful coastal scenes.
From his first painting of the Glacier of Rosenlaui in 1856, Brett made pure landscapes in Pre-Raphaelite style – stunning in their detail.
A brief survey of landscapes by Ford Madox Brown, Thomas Seddon, William Dyce, and others in the late 1850s.
The pursuit of truth was not easy, and posed its own problems, which altered the look of paintings.
Oil sketches and studies became accepted as works of art. But not all Impressionist paintings have survived as well as they should.
A very talented, skilled, and well-trained painter, who specialised in plein air landscapes in Southern California.
It is hard to be sure when oil painting outdoors first started, but the oldest such paintings date from before 1700.
Few landscape painters since have not been deeply influenced by his pioneering paintings. He also anticipated photographic effects on focus.
His old oaks were saplings during the Middle Ages, and he was a great influence on Gainsborough, Constable, and others.
He intended to be a landscape painter, and was co-founder of the British school of landscape painting. A major influence of Constable and others.