Gainsborough

Gainsborough

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...with his way of seeing, could not well appreciate. On the whole, too, he may be so far right, that painters would do well to avoid as much as possible the use of pure unbroken Mnn in _ The Blue Boy is tender, remarkable for animation aprl spirit, and care'ful solid painting." Of other portraits by this master, in which a similar treatment has been adopted, we may mention the portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Hallett and that of Mrs. Siddons. As a matter of fact, Gainsborough could do anything he liked with colour; but a similar affection for the cool tints may be observed in some of the portraits of Van Dyck. It is impossible to think of Gainsborough as a landscape painter without thinking of his unhappy and neglected contemporary, whose genius is now the triumphant boast of English art. Eichard Wilson, never excelled and rarely equalled in his power of uniting originality of conception and treatment with truth and grandeur of expression, was a true poet, and equally so was Gainsborough. But the poetry of these two men was vastly different. Wilson's genius was nurtured amidst the rich and glowing scenery round Eome. The love of nature and the beautiful that Eome begets is strong but reverent; not a familiar love, but one somewhat tinctured with awe; tender, but very solemn. " In Eome, Art and Mature strain together in perpetual conflict for supremacy; a struggle of a Titan with a God that holds on-lookers breathless.., . Who with any power of vision or soul of artist in them can live a day blind to the vast and sublime beauties of the capital of the world 1--who can fail to grow at once the humbler and the greater by dwelling on that sacred soiir'1 That Wilson's art was permanently influenced by his residence in that country where the Campagna, studded...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668960
  • 9781236668967