John Singer Sargent’s ‘Gassed’ was probably the most important painting of the year, but wasn’t the only memorial to the millions who died.
Paintings by Velázquez, Manet, Renoir, Sorolla, and others.
In the late 1890s, Sorolla painted two works showing the new science and technology of medical histology, and more scenes on the beach.
Fine naturalist paintings from this Spanish master, showing the hard lives of fishermen, a young woman arrested for killing her child, religious ceremony, and prostitution.
The influence and inheritance of Naturalism is hard to judge even now. Given the dramatic change in painting in the 20th century, its greatest inheritance may be in photography.
A couple of local artists, plus the virtuoso oil sketches of Joaquín Sorolla, a watercolour by John Singer Sargent, and two brilliant works by Muñoz Degrain.
Borrowed from the Church, parasols became an accessory of the aristocracy, then for all who were fashionable. They went from black to white, then Japanese.
Some painters couldn’t miss the chance to promote their art over the new medium of photography. Even though the war was lost, top photographers still liked their portraits painted.
From John Singer Sargent to Charles Demuth, war artists showing the horrors of the Great War to the wild waters and hills of central Canada.
The founding father of modern neuroanatomy wanted to be an artist, and spent much of his life drawing. He was painted by one of the Madrazo family, among whom was an early Impressionist.