Known now for his portraits of major literary and other figures, Blanche loved to sketch outdoors in oils, particularly on Dieppe Beach.
A journey along the coast of northern France, starting with Turner at Calais Pier, and ending in vivid colour on Ushant/Ouessant – in wonderful paintings.
From Aphrodite to Vesta, a reference summary of all the major Classical goddesses, with links to individual accounts.
Modigliani’s tragically early death, the American Benjamin West, who painted almost entirely in England, Raphael, Ingres, and John Singer Sargent. What a year!
Having painted in Realist, Naturalist and Impressionist styles, from about 1893 she settled with the Pre-Raphaelite, even making egg tempera her main medium.
The inscription on her gravestone reads “I have known love and the light of the sun.” Both shine through in ‘The Sense of Sight’.
Very much a Modern Woman, she was in London during the height of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, when she painted her masterpiece of Elaine of Astolat.
Atlas, who bears the heavens on his shoulders. Prometheus, who deceived Zeus and was bound by chains as punishment, an eagle eating his liver each day. Epimetheus, who married Pandora.
A celebration for Independence Day, the fourth of July, with a selection of wonderful American landscape paintings.
How two people changed the history of painting in the twentieth century, and destroyed John Singer Sargent’s reputation.