Known best for his watercolours of his wife and family in their ideal and idyllic Swedish home, his work is far richer and more varied.
Dragged to a dungeon by her hair, she had committed no crime – indeed, she had only been faithful to her husband.
People and the props which they carry can readily show the effects of the wind. Some brilliant examples illustrate this well.
Landscapes influenced by Blake and Palmer, then some of the strongest images of the First World War. The start of a remarkable career.
To commemorate the centenary of his death, some of the best portraits of the 19th century, and more.
John Singer Sargent’s teacher, he was the best portrait-painter of the day, and more. He died 100 years ago: a commemoration.
On the ceiling of a stairway of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of Sargent’s last and greatest paintings: one of the greatest narrative paintings of the 20th century.
There’s a lot more to this painting than first meets the eye: a bit of Brueghel, some Leighton, and even some Signorelli.
Elected the first woman Associate of the Royal Academy since it was founded, she had a very individual style, with a unique visual richness.
A popular title in the 19th century, it is almost a hallmark of the Aesthetic movement: no narrative, no meaning, just art for art’s sake. Except…