Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), admired for his grand society portraits and sumptuous pastoral landscapes, is the most perennially popular of British artists. In his life as in his art, Gainsborough sought to project an image of effortless accomplishment, demonstrated by a dazzling painting technique and immense personal charm. He was also competitive, opinionated, and financially astute. Because he was among the most innovative and enigmatic artists of his age, the true nature of his achievement is at once greatly appreciated and insufficiently understood.
This illustrated introduction to the artist and his work traces Gainsborough's career from his boyhood in rural Suffolk to the pinnacle of commercial success at the court of George III. Martin Postle examines the tremendous impact on Gainsborough's career of the Royal Academy and the Court of St. James. Postle also reassesses the artist's attitudes toward the central aspects of his art: portraiture (which he called his profession) and landscape (which he called his pleasure). While revealing Gainsborough in the light of his own day, this attractive book also highlights the timelessness of his work--the celebrated brushwork, lyrical composition, and almost miraculous use of color.
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Martin Postle is a Senior Tate Curator. His publications include "Sir Joshua Reynolds" and "Angels and Urchins".
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Descripción Princeton University Press, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0691114595
Descripción Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2003. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Presents the life and works of one of the most popular of British artists, tracing his career from his boyhood to the pinnacle of his success, and reassesses the artist's attitudes towards the central aspect of his landscapes and portraiture. With 54 colour and 11 black-and-white illustrations. Nº de ref. de la librería 4590-5
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110691114595
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