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Hogarth to Turner : British Painting

Author: Govier, Louise
Binding: 7
Pages: 72
Pub Date: 19/03/2010
ISBN: 9781857094879
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Innovation is at the heart of the National Gallery's British collection. This book traces some key developments in British eighteenth- and nineteenth-century painting, focusing on the outstanding portraits and landscapes in the National Gallery's collection.
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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.

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