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.
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.