From two pairs of unicorns drawing the Duke and Duchess of Urbino to a horse-drawn fire engine racing through the countryside, how animals have drawn people everywhere.
Who’d want to paint much of their canvas dull, pale grey? If these paintings are anything to go by, many of the Impressionists
Paintings of autumn from the early 20th century, by Jakub Schikaneder to Grant Wood.
Paintings conveying the atmosphere of autumn, from Joos de Momper in the early 17th century, to Hawkins in about 1890,
Paintings of the sky by Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Klimt, Cézanne, Schiele, Paul Nash and others.
Rarely painted, particularly in classical form, until the 19th century, the Grim Reaper is based on Father Time, not Thanatos.
Mud was a common problem in the streets of cities, and on all the roads, tracks and paths of the country. Why isn’t it seen more in paintings before 1850?
From Böcklin and Waterhouse to Vincent van Gogh and Egon Schiele, many 19th century artists used crows as a symbol.
Review of paintings and related articles published here in the first half of 2018, starring Fuseli, Klimt, Liljefors, Sassoferrato, and Hodler.
With Monet’s grainstacks and fog on the River Thames, by the 20th century the effects of fog had become part of Western landscape painting.