New Zealand landscapes painted between 1870 and 1900, including major features that have since vanished in a huge volcanic eruption.
Before the 19th century, most paintings of deserts were imaginary. Then artists started to paint them at first hand. Paintings up to 1864.
Increasingly popular during the 19th century, the Alhambra was painted by von Lenbach, Regnault, Childe Hassam, Australian Tom Roberts, and others.
Until about 1800, Western landscape painting sought to reveal rather than to hide. It was JMW Turner and Caspar David Friedrich who popularised the effect of fog.
Racing sandyachts 500 years ago, Punch and Judy shows, the painter who inspired Pissarro, and a firing squad: not what you’d expect on the beach.
A unique opportunity to see the works of four of Australia’s most important painters, and to broaden understanding of Impressionism.
A total of 17 paintings by 13 artists from 11 viewpoints, covering 261 years of art and parliamentary history.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
In the late 1880s, several painters started to work in the rural area of Heidelberg, east of Melbourne, adopting a style which later became known as Australian Impressionism.