Famous Paintings: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845

Famous paintings depicting the American West achieved their greatest popularity during the mid-19th century.  Before George Eastman's invention of roll film in 1884, photographs were created using unwieldly, fragile glass plates that made photographic images costly and rare. This meant that information [...]

By |2018-03-25T17:12:42+00:00June 18th, 2009|American painters, Realism paintings|0 Comments

Famous Paintings: Plowing in the Nivernais

Marie-Rosalie (Rosa) Bonheur was born in 1822 to parents who belonged to a radical, utopian group founded by Comte de Saint-Simon; this group believed that women should have complete equality with men, and that, in its founder's words, "The whole of society [...]

By |2018-06-07T10:35:01+00:00April 23rd, 2009|Realism paintings|0 Comments