Life behind the scenes of a circus was less than idyllic. Owners often cared little for performers, and animals were treated cruelly. Painted insights from Degas, Renoir, and others.
From the eighteenth century, organised circuses toured cities, and some were established to operate year-round. Here are paintings to make you gasp with wonder.
The teacher of Caillebotte, Eakins, Munch, John Singer Sargent, Toulouse-Lautrec and many other artists. But almost forgotten himself.
How a Polish pianist came to enable so much of the painting, music, and ballet of the first half of the 20th century – with her portraits by Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, and others.
Now seen as the odd man out of the Impressionists, at the time he had great influence. Here are samples of the work of those he influenced.
An Impressionist, whose incisive drawings and paintings were often controversial – and now almost forgotten.