Unlike the face and hands, feet are usually covered in paintings. There are plenty of exceptions, but even the naked Phryné wore a pair of sandals.
Five years into Nero’s reign as emperor, he had his mother murdered. It was all downhill from there: Rome burned, and so did many Christians.
Response to Courbet’s ‘Burial at Ornans’, a curious work by Edvard Munch, and very disturbing thoughts about burial alive.
In the first article of this pair, I showed a selection of some of the finest paintings of […]
A selection of favourite paintings from 1918 by artists who worked in more traditional styles, from Japan to Texas, and Norway.
Into the 20th century, with superb paintings from Hodler and William Merritt Chase, to Marsden Hartley.
It’s easy to confuse anatomising, an autopsy, and surgery. Here’s a guide to their different readings, with some of the finest example paintings.
For painters, hospital medicine was spectacle, and its doctors actors on a stage. As time progressed, artists and doctors looked more closely at the patient.
Paintings of trees in their magnificent autumn colours by Millais, Inness, Monet, Homer, Pissarro, Tom Thomson, Paul Nash, and more.
After 1900, he painted more landscapes, first of Morocco, then of the Spanish countryside.