Racing sandyachts 500 years ago, Punch and Judy shows, the painter who inspired Pissarro, and a firing squad: not what you’d expect on the beach.
Degas was nothing if not thoroughly sociable. Here are some of his more significant artistic friendships, with paintings.
A selection of paintings by Memling, Bosch, Blake, Tissot, Corinth, and others to mark Easter.
Moreau’s extraordinary paintings have been described as Symbolist, Decadent, even Surrealist. They are notoriously difficult to read – here is some help.
After his reputation was shredded by Roger Fry, Alma-Tadema was almost forgotten. Why should his work now be revived?
A rich and successful painter of portraits during the Belle Époque, did he paint any proper fine art?
A selection of the better paintings from Tissot’s 350+ on the life of Christ, and his unfinished series of Old Testament stories.
Since they were first shown at the end of the 1800s, Tissot’s 350+ paintings of the life of Christ have been controversial, but much loved.
Never keen on the dramatic or spectacular, many of Tissot’s paintings contain subtle stories. Here are examples from his earlier career.
He built his career from scratch three times, but today is known for his paintings of fashionable women. There is more to his art than that.