Probably the original still life theme, and always a popular one, examples from Fantin-Latour, Bazille, van Gogh, and poignant paintings by Lovis Corinth and Charles Demuth.
A parrot, coral, snuffed-out candles, human skulls, worn-out boots, a bottle of poison and a syringe: all objects in still life paintings.
There were few good reasons to blur what should be sharp edges in paintings. Aerial perspective and Vermeer’s unusual optical effects explored in paintings.
In myth and legend, apples have determined the future of civilisation twice. They’re also some of the most enduring objects to be seen in still life paintings.
Between 1884 and his death in 1890, he painted a great many still lifes, some of which are not only among his most famous, but the most popular in Western art.
In the last quarter of the 19th century, steam trains and ships moved artists around, playing an important role in introducing masters to the south of France.
Its peak with Bonington, Friedrich, Corot and others. Decline in Impressionism to deliberate omission in ‘primitives’ such as Cézanne and Astrup.
The story of landscape paintings which are dominated by the sky, from the Dutch Golden Age to Surrealism.
Recognised as the first Italian Symbolist, he was introduced to Divisionism by a patron and art critic. Magnificent paintings.
Paintings of the sky by Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Klimt, Cézanne, Schiele, Paul Nash and others.