A grisaille turned into a trompe l’oeil, symphonies in white, making the transition to oil paints, an exercise for pupils, and vibrant primary colours.
As a primary colour, blue is essential in painting. The quest for the right blues has spanned the world and resulted in a succession of synthetic pigments which have influenced art.
List of all the artists and subjects covered in this series, with brief summary of each artist, sample painting, and links.
Initiated by Whistler from 1860, it became popular with artists returning from training in Paris in the 1880s, then Sargent, Sickert, and teachers Tonks and Clausen.
An American citizen like Whistler, he was based in London from 1886 until his death in 1925, and a close friend of Claude Monet.
A former surgeon, friends with Whistler, Sickert, Steer and Sargent. Influential teacher and one of the British Impressionists.
Whistler encouraged him to paint in 1900, and he went on to Impressionist landscapes during the early 20th century. He also won a gold medal at the Olympics, and taught Winston Churchill.
A pupil of Theodore Roussel, who introduced him to Whistler and Sickert, he painted Impressionist plein air oil sketches around London.
A selection of masterpieces which were rejected by the person(s) who commissioned them, or from major exhibitions. Illustrated contents with links.
From around 1884 until after the First World War, he painted a series of Impressionist landscapes. Was he one of the British Impressionists?