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Painting the Class: schools from 1640 to 1860
The Masters have seemingly painted almost every conceivable subject and theme, but I have been unable to discover any well-known paintings showing a classroom in school. This is odd: although we now spend longer in education than did any previous generation, and most famous painters had started apprenticeships before... Read more
The Alhambra: 2 Landscapes 1767-1883
Given the very pleasant climate of Granada and the Alhambra, by rights it should have been painted as much as the Roman Campagna, which in the eighteenth century was the cradle of plein air oil painting, and the high school for landscape art in Europe. Yet the great pioneer... Read more