Ljubov Popova

Born 24 Apr, 1889 near Moscow, Popova was born to a wealthy family and grew up with a strong interest in art. She brought a myriad of modern influences to Russian art, in particular with regard to Cubism and Futurism. Representation of movement was one of her many facets, as well as showing several angles […]

J M W Turner

Born: Apr 23, 1775 at Covent Garden, London, Turner was one of the great, if not the greatest, masters of light, Turner specialised in seacscapes, and landscapes, often turbulent and imaginative, always interesting. This painting of a GWR train at speed in rain, shows his trademark atmospheric tonality.

Robert Delaunay

Born Apr 12 1885 in Paris, Robert Delaunay was a French artist noted for using strong colours and geometric shapes. With his wife Sonia, he was the driving force behind the Orphism movement. As with many artists, his later works were more abstract. This is one of his Rhythm pieces.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Born in Grasse, France Apr 5, 1732 he was a Rococo master, painting with a remarkable exuberance and hedonism (embodied by this picture of a love triangle: The Swing). One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the C18, Although Fragonard created more than 550 paintings, only five are dated.