Not an Impressionist by any means, he was a close friend of Whistler and Manet, who painted some of the major group portraits of the late 1800s.
For once the name is accurate: it originated in the Prussian Empire around 1704, and by 1730 had established itself as a standard if not entirely reliable pigment. Watteau, Canaletto, Hogarth, Blake, Monet, and van Gogh all used it.
We don’t know their names as well, but we know the faces and bodies of those who model for artists. They achieve some kind of immortality.
A portrait of a lasting friend and patron, drawings of the female form, and some strangely restrained landscapes from summer holidays. His style evolves.
He kept returning to the coast, and continued to paint its seasons and moods, its fury and its peace.
Not only did he help advance the mainstream Impressionists and their careers, but he led the way in his paintings. Happy 200th birthday!
Many of the great painters have been migrants. Here are examples from Canaletto to Sargent. Suppress migration, and art will be stifled.
A unique opportunity to see the works of four of Australia’s most important painters, and to broaden understanding of Impressionism.
He built his career from scratch three times, but today is known for his paintings of fashionable women. There is more to his art than that.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.