A relatively common motif, it started with the peculiar association of death and the erotic, then changed in the late 19th century.
An overview of some of the articles on painting published here during the last year. From Goethe’s Faust to Leonardo da Vinci.
In the first article of this pair, I showed a selection of some of the finest paintings of […]
Modern bridges and more modern paintings from Vallotton, Bonnard, Schiele, and most prominently Joseph Stella’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge’.
In the Renaissance, while oil painting was still catching on, many of the greatest masterpieces were painted in egg tempera. How, and to what effect?
Into the 20th century, with superb paintings from Hodler and William Merritt Chase, to Marsden Hartley.
19th century paintings showing homeless families, from Doré, Marianne Stokes, Erik Henningsen, and others.
He was 22, just trained, and on a working holiday on Capri. She was 17, and the priest had warned her not to associate with artists. She ignored that advice.
For the latter half of the 19th century, Pont-Aven in Brittany was one of the leading centres for painting in France. Here’s its history, from Weber and Wylie to PS Krøyer and Julian Alden Weir.
Paintings of trees in their magnificent autumn colours by Millais, Inness, Monet, Homer, Pissarro, Tom Thomson, Paul Nash, and more.