Technically very challenging, most are painted in the studio, but some are quite unreal, and others suffer from the moon illusion.
With its central role in visual art, light and its source plays a critical role in composition. It’s also one of the challenges to those painting in the studio or in front of the motif.
Who’d want to paint much of their canvas dull, pale grey? If these paintings are anything to go by, many of the Impressionists
How paintings of the Aeneid, Jason and the Golden Fleece, and Homer’s Odyssey match up with the basic plot of The Quest.
How Odysseus and his crew escaped the one-eyed giant Polyphemus, then became turned into pigs by the sorceress Circe.
Once he has the Golden Fleece, Jason is pursued by Medea’s father. They make away in his ship the Argo, but he later abandons Medea, and everything goes wrong for them both.
After Dido’s suicide, Aeneas takes a trip to the underworld, guided by the Cumaean Sibyl. He goes on to found the city of Lavinium, a precursor to Rome.
His early landscapes followed van Mander. He also expressed his love of Claude’s work, before composition dissolved into light and colour.
A journey along the coast of northern France, starting with Turner at Calais Pier, and ending in vivid colour on Ushant/Ouessant – in wonderful paintings.
A journey in paintings from Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall, past the Isle of Wight, to end at Dover – the English Channel coast.