In his later career, he won a succession of awards for loosely-painted Impressionist views.
Live models for figures, landscape oil sketching in front of the motif, the sensuous nude, narratives with multiple readings, incredibly loose brushwork, and so much more than portraits.
Examples of the work of Thomas Jones, Constable, Corot, Blechen, Boudin, Jongkind, Pissarro, Cézanne, Sargent, Monet, and more.
Claimed to be the only Austrian Impressionist, he didn’t start painting full-time until he was 43, and died twelve years later. Here are some superb paintings.
He made friends with Rubens, who helped him improve his narrative painting, and them travelled to Italy, where he painted the first plein air oil sketches in European art.
He painted many wonderful oil sketches and watercolours of other artists painting outdoors. Here are a few to enjoy.
More superb paintings from his most productive year, 1915, including wild flowers, different approaches to autumn, and a snowstorm.
Who is the wanderer and painter in Thomas Fearnley’s landscapes? Does he have any deeper purpose, or was he just a graphical signature?
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.