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…
Two triple portraits of ladies of the nobility, which alluded to two quite racy paintings of drunken feasts, and a goddess with 8 breasts. What is going on?