The importance of relative size, and height in the picture plane, in imparting depth and space in painting.
A short overview of each of the eleven painters and paintings featured so far in the series ‘Favourite Paintings’, forming a concise history of painting from 1400 to 1914.
Examines the use of metonymy, synecdoche, and symbols in representative painting prior to ‘Modern Art’ in the twentieth century.
We are often led to believe that oil paints were invented in Northern Europe, shortly before the first […]
As the Masters in the South got to grips with linear perspective, those of the Northern Renaissance explored the new medium of oil paints and their power in representing surface textures and the effects of light. This remarkable work is a landmark in the development of Western painting, and an early triumph of realism, which opened the way for landscape as a new genre.