Carpets in paintings by Gérôme, his former pupil Osman Hamdi Bey, Georges Rochegrosse, Pierre Bonnard and Paul Nash.
From Mantegna and dancing Muses, through Rubens and Rochegrosse with the legend of Perseus, to a portrait by Odilon Redon.
He won two gold medals at Expositions Universelles. Includes an 11 metre long work with 7 panels, showing scenes from Heaven and Hell.
A story of horrific brutality set in Carthage after the First Punic War may not seem ideal for paintings. But at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was.
Although known for his paintings of nudes, many of his subjects were fully-clothed, and most were powerful women who overcame adversity.
The very large Paris Salon of 1883 introduced the public and critics to a new and growing movement in painting. It wasn’t Impressionism or Post-Impressionism, though.
One of the first international superstars, she was an accomplished painter and sculptor herself. Here’s her life in portraits by her friends.
Exploring different verbal and visual accounts of the story of the murder of Astyanax during the fall of Troy.
With his Salon style and fascination in mediaeval history, did he make history painting history?
Tales of grisly executions, and failed experiments in updating storytelling in paintings.