|Dandelions, Jean-Francois Millet (1867-8)|
Monet used them to record a fleeting sunset and Degas to immortalise dancers at work (you can even see the former outline of limbs he’s corrected, ghostly appendages suggesting dynamic movement and the challenges of conveying this through a static image).
|Dancers Resting, Edgar Degas (1881-5)|
|Farmyard by Moonlight, Jean-Francois Millet (1868)|
|Cottages in the Snow, Johan Frederik Thaulow (1891)|