Blog Tip: For details of another image to help imagine night in an earlier era, see Eye Candy for Today: Paul Sandby gouache nocturne at Lines and Colors.
Picturing a World
Jan 25, 2019 10:31 AM EST
The new website layout allows all paintings and photos to be so much more vibrant and alive. These paintings are astounding. Since there was no electric lights illuminating houses and streets, it must have been enormously difficult to paint at night unless there was a full moon. At least the occasional fireworks display helped to paint deeply dark scenes.
- Patricia Franzino
Jan 25, 2019 3:16 PM EST
Pat, I agree that the new web page design allows for better picture display. I chose the deep red border for that very reason and then realized that the Louvre had burgundy walls in the 19th C—you can see why! As for depictions of night, that would be a good research topic: how did artists create studies for nocturnes? Thanks for your comments.