Less than 30 lines of the book are devoted to the abduction of Europa, which has become its best-known and most-often painted story.
Greek painted pots, a pair of gold earrings, and a rude quiver: how they led a beer advertisement into danger.
Berlin, the vibrant city of modern arts, brought love and marriage – and a brief reprise of Salome too.
When he was in Munich, he did much more than just drink lots of red wine and champagne. Here are his experimental paintings from the period.
The visual tradition of a stairway to heaven appears quite recent. I propose that Blake was its originator.
How Sargent’s portrait of a young New York bride turned into a provocative account of The New Woman.
A summary chronology of the major milestones in the history of oil painting, with copious illustrations from the masters.
His later paintings in particular were the first major works to exploit the visual effects produced by surface texture. How?
Sorolla was not the only major painter in Spain around 1900. Here are some major works from Simonet, from 1887 to 1899.
Introduction to a series explaining the history of oil paint, effects on techniques, hence on paintings themselves.