Slow to be taken up, as they were so expensive and Chrome Yellow almost as good, they then came to dominate palettes, until their sudden fall from favour.
Two pigments: straight Chromium Oxide, which is rather dull, and the more intense Viridian. Paintings by Böcklin, Renoir, Manet, Monet, Seurat, van Gogh, and Cézanne.
It’s not a colour at all, say some, while the Impressionists wanted to banish it from the palette. But throughout the history of painting, the blackest black has remained vital.
Introduced in about 1806, it was used by Turner, Friedrich, Delacroix, Corot, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Impressionists, and many others. With examples of those works.
Including superb coastal views by Winslow Homer, Monet, Seurat, Sorolla, and van Rysselberghe. The clifftop is a great place from which to paint.
Putting Degas’ many paintings and drawings of the ballet and its dancers into context – here are contemporary paintings.
His style avoided sentimentality, showing life on the land as it really was. His paintings were faithful expression of what country life was really like for the poor.
You’ve probably heard of him, but can’t recall any of his paintings. Here is a small selection from his more than 2,000 oils.
Did this masterpiece of Neo-Impressionism use an old technique from the early Renaissance?
This extended essay is likely to change much of our thinking about painting, perhaps art in general. It may be the most important book about art of this decade.