He painted some of the most wonderful landscapes of the nineteenth century, but today is almost forgotten.
In the last couple of years of his brief life, his watercolours changed, and pushed the boundaries, for others to follow.
In a fraction of the lifespan enjoyed by JMW Turner, Tom Girtin took watercolour to new heights. The first of two parts showing his work.
His visit to Italy resulted in some of the finest paintings of Venice, several completed shortly before his untimely death.
Putting some of Homer’s best watercolours together to tell the story of the fisherfolk of Cullercoats – the last in this series.
Initial reception to his paintings from Cullercoats was lukewarm at best, and most critics were dismissive.
When the boats came in – now an English expression – the women started the arduous task of transferring the catch from boat to shore.
Here are some glorious paintings of the work which the fishwives had to undertake when their menfolk were at sea.
One of the major themes in Homer’s paintings of Cullercoats was that of the fishwives watching for the return of their men.
Homer’s painting was transformed during his stay in Cullercoats. Why did he go there, and what did it offer him?