Hogarth to Turner: British Painting (Paperback)Louise Govier (author)
Paperback 72 Pages / Published: 19/03/2010
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This book traces some key developments in British 18th- and 19th-century painting, focusing in particular on the outstanding portraits and landscapes in the National Gallery's collection. Compare what rival portrait painters Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds offered their sitters: the choice between shimmering colours and expressive brushwork, or ennobling classical references. Their techniques and philosophical ideals would be challenged and developed even further by the next generation. The ground-breaking landscapes that Constable and Turner produced inspired the French Impressionists, and are still among the world's favourite paintings today.
Publisher: National Gallery Company Ltd
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 254 x 229 x 13 mm
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