New Zealand landscapes painted between 1870 and 1900, including major features that have since vanished in a huge volcanic eruption.
The first century of European painting in New Zealand, from Jame Cook’s expeditions to 1868.
Starting from Egyptian blue in ancient times, pigments preferred by painters for sky blue have changed repeatedly. Here’s a brief history.
Twentieth-century paintings of Spring, from Renoir to Grant Wood, with the help of Bonnard, JW Waterhouse, Granville Redmond and others.
From 15 minutes to sketch a passing thunderstorm in oils, to more than a year for several masterworks of the 19th century.
More anglers caught with their rods and lines in paintings by Troyon, Corot, Hodler, Carl Larsson and a surprise catch from Tom Thomson.
Telling a story using shadows, and the nineteenth century controversy over the colour of shadows.
Frosts herald the winter, a time when few landscape painters work out of doors, but retreat to the studio. These paintings of frost come from the hardiest of artist.
How trees came to invade Impressionist landscape paintings, in direct contravention to established principles.
More leaf-peeping, from Tina Blau and Monet’s poplars on the River Epte, to Paul Nash’s eerie Wittenham Clumps under the moon’s last phase.