Four centuries of paintings of tables laid up ready for the consumption of food, with several variations. From Clara Peeters to the modern burger.
Still life paintings by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley and Pierre-August Renoir show how Impressionism retained some traditional techniques.
Another boating party, William Merritt Chase’s family in Brooklyn, an 18th century pique-nique, and Bonnard’s friends by the sea.
A selection of meals eaten outdoors, by the gods, in Boccaccio’s Decameron, Manet’s controversial luncheon, and by a boating party.
Latest in a succession of techniques, AR can guide someone to draw, just the camera obscura, photography and projectors did. Do these detract from the art in a painting?
In search of warmth during winter, we go in search of palm trees. In these secular paintings, they appear in modern conservatories and on the Mediterranean coast.
Its peak with Bonington, Friedrich, Corot and others. Decline in Impressionism to deliberate omission in ‘primitives’ such as Cézanne and Astrup.
Seldom shown in lead roles, superb paintings by masters including Botticelli, Blake, Renoir, and Velázquez, and one strange myth to finish.
A virgin goddess who is sometimes the major goddess of childbirth, or the great mother of nature. A huntress and goddess of the Moon.
The king of Cyprus whose ivory sculpture turned into his future wife, painted by Regnault and Burne-Jones, and Gérôme’s fascinating paintings of his painted figures. And turning painting into sculpture.