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.
A century ago, the Great War ended. Here are some great paintings from war artists like John Singer Sargent and Paul Nash, and others like Lovis Corinth.
Transformation in the late 19th century, shown in paintings by van Gogh, John Singer Sargent, and others.
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.
There’s a lot more to this painting than first meets the eye: a bit of Brueghel, some Leighton, and even some Signorelli.
Uniquely, he worked as a surgeon before becoming a full-time painter. He eventually became Slade Professor too.