From Rebecca Solomon’s Appointment (1861), through Cézanne’s clock without any hands, to Christian Krohg’s at almost midnight.
Until the 19th century, narrative paintings showed stories which the viewer already knew, ideally at the moment of change or transformation.
Paintings of the Sleeping Beauty and the Frog Prince only became popular late in the nineteenth century. Do they conform to the standard plot type?
An early photo by Julia Margaret Cameron, and paintings by Vasnetsov, Rochegrosse, Walter Crane and a whole series by Lovis Corinth.
Paintings of the Frog Prince and variants by Marianne Stokes, Kolo Moser, and Pierre Bonnard. Medea by Sandys and Waterhouse.
Paintings by Vermeer, Delaroche, Whistler, Gérôme, Waterhouse and others showing wonderful carpets and floors.
He continued to paint religious works and folk tales after his spell in Kiev painting frescoes in the cathedral there.
Described as a Symbolist, he painted a wide range of Russian and Slavic folk tales, and was a friend of Ilya Repin.
Myrrh makes its appearance as one of the 3 gifts of the Magi, then as an attribute of Mary Magdalene. A history in paintings by Bosch and others.
Review of paintings and related articles published here in the second half of 2018, starring Tintoretto, Gérôme. Bonnard, Schiele, and Poussin.