Théo van Rysselberghe

Théo van Rysselberghe Théo van Rysselberghe was born in Ghent. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in that city before moving to Brussels for further study. In 1882 he won a travel scholarship which enabled him to visit […]

Camille Pissarro: Apple Harvest

Camille Pissarro: Apple Harvest – 1888 Dallas Museum of Art, USA On a sunny autumn day four labourers are engaged in bringing in the apple harvest – their attention focused on a lone tree set on a hill. As the […]

Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro In summer 1885 Pissarro met Paul Signac at the studio of their mutual friend Armand Guillaumin (who Signac had met the previous year while painting on the Île Saint-Louis). Signac subsequently introduced Seurat to Pissarro who, after watching Seurat […]


Anarchism  Anarchism is a generic term used to encompass a number of political ideas but central to all of them is a rejection of the state and other forms of authority or hierarchical organisation in favour of a society based […]

The Trial of the Thirty

Anarchist Unrest and The Trial of the Thirty  On  9 December 1893 an anarchist by the name of Auguste Vaillant threw a home-made bomb from the public gallery into the Chamber of Deputies slightly injuring some twenty people. This attack […]