Early landscapes constrained the sky to a backdrop. With Rubens and the Golden Age landscape painters it became the subject in its own right.
How two people changed the history of painting in the twentieth century, and destroyed John Singer Sargent’s reputation.
Two illusions used extensively by painters for centuries before they were recognised. Glare used to accentuate brightness, and Venus for reflection in a mirror.
Paintings of windmills from Hieronymus Bosch, Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Thomas Girtin, and others.
Loyal to their master or mistress, often to the point of self-sacrifice. Paintings by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Courbet and Bonnard.
Controversial and an ardent anti-unionist, Frick was an eclectic collector of art. Three Vermeers, Rembrandt, Goya, Renoir, and Whistler are among its treasures.
Four hundred years ago today, de Koninck was born. Celebrate his birth by immersing yourself in these wonderful Dutch landscapes.
Reputed to have been a pupil of Rembrandt, he excelled in painting wide views of the flat countryside near the city of Haarlem.
Rembrandt’s late paintings created visual effects as much by surface textures, as by form or colour; his secret lies in how he was able to do this in his paint.
If you thought glassware was tough, try painting gems and jewellery. Here are a few paintings where this has worked, including two of Rembrandt’s.