This piece is a study done by Leonardo de Vinci of the legs of a horse in various positions. This is done with medically accurate observation, what quickly becomes a trend during the Renaissance.
Durer, also known as the Leonardo of the North did very similar seemingly preliminary sketches of nature. Here he portrays a hare that is accurate based off of physical analysis.
Dead Blue Roller, 1500 (or 1512), Albrecht Dürer, 1500 (or 1512), From the collection of: Albertina
This is another one of Durer's animal studies in which he portrays a dead bird. He does it very similarly to how Goya did it, portraying something so sad, but somehow calm. It also inspired another artist, Hans Hoffmann to do copies of it dedicated to Durer.
Four Vessels Running Before a Gale, Pieter Mulier the Elder, 1630, From the collection of: Hallwyl Museum
Pieter Mulier does a portrayal beyond his time of ships in the ocean often in stormy situations. His works seem to be an inspiration for a later artist, William Turner whos pieces have a similar subject matter with a slightly different art style.
This piece actually contradicts its title portraying Moses casting the 7th plague upon Egypt, not the 5th. He did this work as an application to Royal Art Academy. It was a great success and was the largest painting turned in as a submission from this young of an artist having done it at 24 years old.
In this piece by Goya, he captures the physical beauty of the dead fish while also showing the animal's demise. He paints this with an extreme contrast to the subject matter, it has a sense of calmness and tranquility.
Edward is famous for his aquatic paintings and in this piece is the only panoramic underwater view in the nineteenth century American art. His paintings are inspired by those of Turner from the 18th century.
Polder landscape with windmill near Abcoude, Willem Roelofs, circa 1870, From the collection of: Kunstmuseum
Roelofs was a leader in the Dutch landscape Revival Art and inspired many later works. He shows landscapes with hazy backgrounds and a stormy atmosphere.
Franz Marc, a member of a German Expressionist group called Der Blaue Reiter, or the Blue Rider, referring to the blue horses that would often be portrayed in the works of the members shows how nature is seen from the eyes of animals with strong color and exaggerated form.
The Foxes, Franz Marc, 1913, From the collection of: Kunstpalast
Another work by Marc shows to foxes in a fragmented form to represent the movement. The colors are extremely vibrant and contrast each other.
Marc portrays a group of deer in a forest at night. He does so with transparent layers bringing the painting together. He makes use of force lines that cut diagnally across the painting to show the energetic randomness of nature.
The Cathedral, František Kupka, 1912 - 1913, From the collection of: Museum Kampa
Adam Henein is celebrated for his work in clay, stone, and other sculpturing materials in which he transforms solid material into ethereal presences through the use of simple lines, perfectly capturing the modernist form. This can be seen being translated into his paintings as well.
This is a work done by Monet of his flower garden which he would often paint in while it was in season. This was also done during the time in which he had cataracts and this is part of almost 250 pieces.
Landscape with Windmills near Haarlem, van Ruisdael, Jacob, c. 1650-52, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
Forest Scene (Path from Mas Jolie to Château noir), Paul Cézanne, 1900 - 1902, From the collection of: Fondation Beyeler
Cezanne is an impressionist painter who had a method of representing nature with a the use of rectangles and cones. He considered that to be the way and was almost his won personal cannon.
Snow-Covered Pine Saplings, Pekka Halonen, 1899, From the collection of: Ateneum Art Museum
The Wave, Gustave Courbet, 1869, From the collection of: Städel Museum
Here in Courbet, a realist painter , portrays a wave seeming to be tormented. The wave curls and twists in a cataclysmic storm.
The Return of the Flock, Laren, Anton Mauve, Dutch (active Haarlem, Amsterdam, The Hague, and Laren), 1838 - 1888, c. 1886-1887, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Anton Mauve, cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, actually inspired many of Van Gogh's works. Mauve was a master of showing wetlands inhabited by domesticated animals and did many similar pieces to this.
Old Walton Bridge, Canaletto, 1697–1768, Venetian, active in Britain (1746–55), 1755, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The Hungry Lion Attacking An Antelope, Henri Rousseau, 1898-1905, From the collection of: Fondation Beyeler
Rousseau did many works of jungle scenes with similar subject matter of a large animal of prey during an attack. His works received much criticism and actually forced him out of the industry for about a 10 year period after which he produced this.
Erichsen had an interest in color since he was a child and this can be seen in his paintings as he mixes colors adding a very unique but still lifelike portrayal. In this piece he uses very bright yellows along with almost neon greens to show the shining sun on the leaves.
Park Paths, Walter Ophey, c. 1921 - 1925, From the collection of: Kunstpalast
Ophey, a German Expressionist did very interesting works in very interesting mediums. This work was done using crayon.
This painting any many done of the same location by van Gogh were done from his hospital cell because this field could be seen from the window. "Through the iron-barred window I see a square field of wheat in an enclosure, a perspective like Van Goyen, above which I see the morning sun rising in all its glory."
Fanny was very interested in presenting raw emotion and the dramatics of life in her art apart from the contemporaries at this time. This was due to much death of her family at a very young age. Her four siblings died before she was even a teenager. Her parents also both died when she was 20.
This painting is done by the German Expressionist famous for his painting the scream. He is highly interested in portraying the intense pyschological aspects of life and even manages to show it in a pile of rocks on a dull shore.
Delacroix, famous for his painting of Liberty Leading the People drifted away from his romanticism style into paintings such as these later in his life. He started painting murals with rougher and rougher brush strokes more focused on the emotion rather than the accuracy according to real life.