Some superb and very different paintings of industrial unrest, an important subject for the Naturalist painters of the late 19th century.
Fascinating paintings showing his transition from realism to Symbolism, emphasising symmetry and rhythm in society.
At the start, he was a traditional realist.
Works from 1880, in which his style became looser and possibly more Impressionist. Or was he still a Naturalist?
A prolific artist over a decade, his paintings remain as enigmatic today as they were then. Was he an Impressionist, or one of the major Naturalists? Works from the 1870s.
Naturalist paintings of the homeless and beggars on the streets, and two vast ensembles showing acrobats, and a cow-valcade?
Stark and rigidly formal, his paintings of contemporary life look like formal photos. Another major (and forgotten) Naturalist.
He returned to one theme repeatedly: reflections in the rippled and turbulent surface of a river.
Realist, Naturalist, or Impressionist? The distinctive landscapes of Thaulow complemented the figurative painting of his friend Christian Krohg.
Miners on strike in the Nord-Pas de Calais coalfield in 1880, a painting which may well have inspired Émile Zola to write his most popular novel, ‘Germinal’.