A-Level: 19th-century landscape

Claude Monet, Poplars (detail)
Obsessed with this view, Monet paid the owner of the trees not to cut them down until he finished his paintings.

Claude Monet, Poplars

Paul Gauguin, The Red Cow (detail)
Cropped figures, vivid hues, and unnatural light turn a humdrum pastoral scene into an act of aesthetic rebellion.

Paul Gauguin, The Red Cow