Edward Calvert

Edward Calvert Arcadian Dreams Article Cyder Feast and Chamber Idyll Biography Edward Calvert Born in Appledore, Devon in 1799, Calvert was a wood engraver and painter. He spent some time in the Navy after which he studied drawing in Plymouth. In 1824 he entered the Royal Academy Schools in London and soon after met William […]

Calvert: Cyder and Idyll

Edward Calvert: The Cyder Feast and The Chamber Idyll – 1828 – 1831 Woodcuts: (7.6cms – less than 3 inches in width) These two woodcut are part of a set of eleven intricate prints celebrating rural life and the fertility of the natural world. The Cyder Feast – 1828 A couple dance in celebration of […]

Giovanni Segantini

Giovanni Segantini Arcadian Dreams Articles The Punishment of Lust Born in Switzerland in 1858, his mother died when he was eight and he moved with his father to Milan. It seems as though he was then abandoned by his father and he spent the rest of his childhood with relatives in Milan. At 15 he […]

Segantini: The Punishment of Lust

Giovanni Segantini: The Punishment of Lust – 1891 Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery During the early 1890s Segantini became interested in the theme of motherhood. From a positive viewpoint he painted works looking at aspects of Christian motherhood (in which some pagan overtones are present) but he also produced paintings which dealt with the punishment and […]


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Arcadian Dreams Articles Boatman of Mortefontaine Selected Works 1825 Self Portrait, Paris, Musée du Louvre 1826 The Forum Seen from the Farnese Gardens, Paris, Musée du Louvre 1830 Chartres Cathedral, Paris, Musée du Louvre 1835 Hagar in the Wilderness, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art 1835 Venice, La Piazzetta, Paris, Musée du Louvre 1835–38 Ville d’Avray, Paris, Musée du […]

Corot: Boatman of Mortefontaine

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: Boatman of Mortefontaine – 1865-70 Frick Collection, New York In November 1825 Corot, following the well trodden path of the young painter, traveled to Italy where he stayed for over two years. This first stay in Rome (he later returned for two more extended visits) provided him with his life’s inspiration and set […]

Gauguin: Vision after the Sermon

Paul Gauguin: Vision after the Sermon – 1888 Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh In a letter to Van Gogh (in Arles), dated 22 September 1888, Gauguin writes: ‘I have just painted a religious picture, very badly done but it interested me and I like it. I wanted to give it to the church at Ponte-Aven. Naturally […]

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Arcadian Dreams Articles Vision after the Sermon Selected Works 1886 Four Breton Women Dancing, Munich, Neue Pinakothek 1887 Matinique (At the Pond’s Edge), Amsterdam, van Gogh Museum 1888 Old Women of Arles, Chicago, Art Institute 1888 Vision After the Sermon: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland 1888 Self-Portrait, Les Misérables, Amsterdam, van Gogh Museum […]

G.F. Watts: Hope

George Frederick Watts: Hope – 1886 London, Tate Britain Hope is one of the Theological Virtues (Faith, Hope and Charity) traditionally represented as women. In 1886 George Frederick Watts completed two versions of his take on one of the Virtues, the subject of many images since antiquity and the Renaissance. He sold the original version […]

George Frederick Watts

George Frederick Watts Arcadian Dreams Articles Hope Selected Works 1882:The Rider on the Pale Horse, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery 1886: The Minotaur, London, Tate Britain 1887: Love and Death, London, Tate Britain 1903: The Sower of the Systems, Compton, Surrey, Watts Gallery George Frederic Watts was born in London in 1817, the son of a […]