Until 1880, varnishing oil paintings was standard practice, but three completely different types of varnish were used. A journey through names like sandarac and colophony.
The influence and inheritance of Naturalism is hard to judge even now. Given the dramatic change in painting in the 20th century, its greatest inheritance may be in photography.
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 look back at some of the series and some surprises which you might have missed over the last year.
The artist gives an account of three paintings from her forthcoming book, a highly successful Kickstart project.