Gainsborough

A Portrait

Author: James Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474600530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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** Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times, Sunday Times and Observer ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'Brings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic family man, but had a shockingly loose, libidinous manner and a volatility that could lead him to slash his paintings. James Hamilton reveals the artist in his many contexts: the talented Suffolk lad, transported to the heights of fashion; the rake-on-the-make in London, learning his craft in the shadow of Hogarth; the society-portrait painter in Bath and London who earned huge sums by charming the right people into his studio. With fresh insights into original sources, Gainsborough: A Portrait transforms our understanding of this fascinating man, and enlightens the century that bore him.

Thomas Gainsborough

The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies After Old Masters

Author: Hugh Belsey

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies

ISBN: 9780300232097

Category: Art

Page: 1112

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Gainsborough's Vision

Author: Amal Asfour,Dr Paul Williamson,Paul Williamson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238744

Category: Art

Page: 325

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Thomas Gainsborough, one of the most popular British painters, has been celebrated as a landscapist, a portrait painter, and a man of feeling whose impetuous character is revealed in his art, life and letters. This book reveals that the style, themes and ideas of Gainsborough’s paintings constitute purposeful expressions of an intellectual and visual culture whose importance in the development of eighteenth-century British art has gone unrecognized. "Amal Asfour and Paul Williamson have set out to make us look more knowledgeably at the paintings of Gainsborough... their treatment is richly informative."—George Steiner, The Observer "Asfour and Williamson display a profound knowledge of 18th-century aesthetics... a highly stimulating book."—The British Art Journal


The Annotated Mona Lisa

A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740768729

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

Gainsborough:Master Drawings

Author: Blagoy Kiroff

Publisher: Blagoy Kiroff

ISBN: 6051763228

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) was an English portrait and landscape artist, the most versatile English painter of the 18th century. He was the most inventive and original, always prepared to experiment with new ideas and techniques. Gainsborough alone among the great portrait painters of the era also devoted serious attention to landscapes. Unlike Reynolds, he was no great believer in an academic tradition and laughed at the fashion for history painting; an instinctive painter, he delighted in the poetry of paint. In his racy letters Gainsborough shows a warm-hearted and generous character and an independent mind. His comments on his own work and methods, as well as on some of the old masters, are very revealing and throw considerable light on contemporary views of art. Gainsborough was noted for the speed with which he applied paint, and he worked more from observations of nature than from application of formal academic rules. The poetic sensibility of his paintings caused Constable to say, "On looking at them, we find tears in our eyes and know not what brings them." His later work was characterized by a light palette and easy, economical strokes.

Gainsborough: 295 Colour Plates

Author: Maria Peitcheva

Publisher: Maria Peitcheva

ISBN: 8892573470

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) was an English portrait and landscape artist, the most versatile English painter of the 18th century. He was the most inventive and original, always prepared to experiment with new ideas and techniques. Gainsborough alone among the great portrait painters of the era also devoted serious attention to landscapes. Unlike Reynolds, he was no great believer in an academic tradition and laughed at the fashion for history painting; an instinctive painter, he delighted in the poetry of paint. In his racy letters Gainsborough shows a warm-hearted and generous character and an independent mind. His comments on his own work and methods, as well as on some of the old masters, are very revealing and throw considerable light on contemporary views of art. Gainsborough was noted for the speed with which he applied paint, and he worked more from observations of nature than from application of formal academic rules. The poetic sensibility of his paintings caused Constable to say, "On looking at them, we find tears in our eyes and know not what brings them." His later work was characterized by a light palette and easy, economical strokes.

Discovering Great Artists

Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Kim Solga

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place

From Gainsborough to Constable

The Emergence of Naturalism in British Landscape Painting 1750-1810 : Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, 17 August to 13 October 1991 ; the Leger Galleries, London, 14 November to 4 December 1991

Author: N.A

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851153001

Category: Art

Page: 94

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This is the catalogue to the exhibition held in summer 1991 at Gainsborough House, Sudbury, focusing on Constable and the artists whose work was important to him in his formative years - Gainsborough, Wilson, Beaumont and Farington. This exhibition complements the 1991 Tate Gallery exhibition which omits Constable's early work.

Portraiture

Facing the Subject

Author: Joanna Woodall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046148

Category: Art

Page: 282

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Portraiture, the most popular genre of painting, occupies a central position in the history of Western art. Despite this, its status within academic art theory is uncertain. This volume provides an introduction to major issues in its history.

Hats

A History of Fashion in Headwear

Author: Hilda Amphlett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136582

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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An illustrated view of 2,000 years of head coverings, this engaging and literate survey features over 800 drawings depicting the headgear of both genders, all classes, and many nationalities.

Studies in Criticism and Aesthetics, 1660-1800

Essays in Honor of Samuel Holt Monk

Author: Howard Anderson,John S. Shea

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816656943

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 428

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Studies in Criticism and Aesthetics, 1660–1800 was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In this volume nineteen contributors, in as many essays, discuss various aspects of critical and aesthetic development in the late seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, from the time of Dryden to Wordsworth. This was a period in which traditional literary criticism progressed in important new directions and which saw the rise of aesthetic theory. The book is published in honor of Samuel Holt Monk, professor of English at the University of Minnesota, and distinguished American scholar in the field of eighteenth century English literature, literary criticism, and aesthetics. The essays, all of which were written for this volume, analyze the literary theories and assumptions of some of the most important artists and critics of the time, as well as the aesthetic theories which influenced painting and literature. During the period under discussion, the progress of social and philosophical thought stimulated an intensive examination of the nature and function of art. Although neoclassical ideals dominated Restoration criticism and continued to influence Pope and later critics like Johnson and Reynolds, other tendencies were gaining ground, and throughout the eighteenth century the effort to reconcile a growing interest in "the pleasing emotions" with the tenets of classicism created criticism and aesthetic theory of extraordinary complexity. These essays illuminate that complexity without oversimplifying it. The book is illustrated with reproductions of works of art of the period. In addition to the essays, there is a bibliography of Professor Monk's writings.

Summary Catalogue of European Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author: David Jaffé

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892364815

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This catalogue contains a reproduction and complete description of each of the more than four hundred European paintings in the collection of the Museum, including the important new acquisitions, among them Fra Bartolommeo’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jan van de Capella’s Shipping in a Calm, and Paul Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples. It also reflects the latest research regarding attribution and dating. An introduction by David Jaffé, curator of paintings at the Museum, explores the collecting activities and tastes of J. Paul Getty, who founded the Museum and was responsible for its earliest acquisitions.

Framing Pictures

Author: Steven Jacobs

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688714

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Steven Jacobs' book provides a unique critical intervention into a relatively new area of scholarship - the multidisciplinary topic of film and the visual arts.


Austen, Actresses and Accessories

Much Ado About Muffs

Author: L. Engel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137427949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 84

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This interdisciplinary project draws on a wealth of sources (visual, material, literary and theatrical) to examine Austen's depiction of female performance, display and desire through her deployment of a culturally and symbolically charged accessory: the muff.

Thomas Gainsborough: The morning walk

Author: Anke Hillen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638419894

Category: Art

Page: 16

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Kunst - Malerei, Note: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Kunstgeschichtliches Institut), Veranstaltung: Thematisches Proseminar, 11 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 1. Einleitung 1.1 Aufgabenstellung und Vorgehensweise Thema der folgenden Hausarbeit ist das von Thomas Gainsborough gemalte Doppelbildnis von Mr. und Mrs. Hallett, besser bekannt als „The morning walk“. Das Gemälde ist in Öl auf Leinwand gemalt und trägt die Maße 236,2 cm * 179,1 cm. Gainsborough fertigte es im Jahr 1785 an, heute befindet es sich in der National Gallery, London. William Hallett (1764 - 1842) und Elizabeth Hallett, geb. Stephen (1763/4 - 1833) heirateten am 30. Juli 1785. Das Gemälde ist vermutlich wenig später entstanden. Leider konnte ich keine Quellen ausfindig machen, in denen nähere Informationen zu den Auftraggebern standen. Es ist lediglich das genannte Hochzeitsdatum und der, in der folgenden Provenienz aufgeführte Preis von 126 Pfund überliefert, die Mr. Hallett an den Künstler zahlte. Dieser Betrag war jedoch ein Standartpreis für Gainsboroughs Doppelportraits in Lebensgröße und gibt somit auch keine spezielle Information über das Gemälde wieder. Da ich in der Literatur keine spezielle Interpretation des Bildes finden konnte, werde ich eine genaue Ikonographie hier außer Acht lassen. Da die Deutung der Bildelemente in Bezug auf das Bildthema (Hochzeit) also weniger bedeutsam zu sein scheint, werde ich mich in der folgenden Arbeit, nach einer kurzen Biografie, auf eine genaue Bildbeschreibung und Analyse beschränken. Anschließend möchte ich auf die Einordnung in das Gesamtwerk Gainsboroughs eingehen und das Gemälde mit denen anderer Künstler seiner näheren Umgebung vergleichen. [...]

Dancing Lives

Five Female Dancers from the Ballet D'Action to Merce Cunningham

Author: Karen Eliot

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252032500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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The private and performance lives of five female dancers in Western dance history

Thomas Gainsborough

Author: Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower,Thomas Gainsborough

Publisher: London : G. Bell

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 133

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