How to paint a landscape with faithful and coherent cast shadows, why most painters don’t do so, and a few get it wrong.
Washing and drying clothes have been important activities in many landmark paintings. Selection from Isabey, Boudin, Gauguin, Renoir and others.
Paris, Prince of Troy, is the perfect pawn in Zeus’s plan for war. He develops a taste for beautiful women, then accepts Aphrodite’s bribe in the beauty contest of the three goddesses.
Artists started to visit Algeria after the French invaded the country in 1830. Paintings of history, places and some scenes, especially in Constantine.
Milliners trimmed and sold hats to customers, which appeared to be more rewarding, and the chance to wear the latest fashions.
From Quiberon and the Vendée to Hendaye and Hondarribia, in paintings from Renoir, Signac, Pierre Bonnard and others.
Fifteen images of paintings by twelve artists which were shown at the First Impressionist Exhibition present a more coherent overview. But history is capricious.
This brisk oil sketch of fog and the rising sun in Monet’s home port of Le Havre lent its name to that for the whole movement.
Shipwreck in The Tempest, forgotten Impressionists, a threshing machine, a weekend on the River Seine, a pair of portraits of Thomas and Susan Eakins, a pair of clowns, and more.
He didn’t start painting in Impressionist style until about 1870, and a decade later was migrating towards what became Post-Impressionism.