19th Century

Endearingly called Little Sister, this mini is actually a replica of the original plaster model from 1878. After ten years of installation at the National Museum of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), she's off…
The Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, traveled from New York State to South America, via dangerous expeditions from April 1853 to September 1853, only to research and execute his…
The exhibition takes Fishing Boats at Étretat (1885), the only work by Claude Monet in SAM’s collection, as inspiration, presenting it alongside ten other paintings by Monet from his visits to the…
In many cultures, green is the color of rebirth and prosperity, a harbinger of life and spring. However, placed within the context of the nineteenth century, green begins to represent the dualities…

They started out as a secret society. So secret that, when they signed their paintings ‘P.R.B.’, a rumour spread that those initials stood for ‘Please Ring the Bell’. They actually stood for the…

Dated 1845, Eduard Gaertner’s view of Berlin’s Royal Opera captures a renewed national and civic pride in the Prussian capital. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how Gaertner…

Chris Riopelle, the Neil Westreich Curator of Post 1800 Paintings, discusses the depiction of alcohol in paintings.
A five-minute slow-looking exercise to enjoy the details of Joseph Mallord William Turner's 'Rain, Steam and Speed'.