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Gainsborough's vision

Author: Amal Asfour; Paul Williamson
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Gainsborough, one of the most popular of British painters, has been celebrated as a landscapist whose pictures movingly evoke his love of the countryside, as a portrait painter who captured likenesses of astonishing exactness and vivacity, as a powerfully rhythmic and spontaneous draughtsman, and as a man of feeling whose playfully impetuous character is revealed in his art, life, and letters." "Despite  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Gainsborough; Thomas Gainsborough; Thomas Gainsborough; Thomas Gainsborough
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amal Asfour; Paul Williamson
ISBN: 085323874X 9780853238744
OCLC Number: 43521977
Description: xvi, 325 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Mimesis and Empiricism --
2. The Book of Nature --
3. Emblem and Rococo --
4. The Art of Seeing --
5. Ut Musica Pictura --
6. The Landscape as Pastoral Object --
7. Surprising Likenesses --
8. A Skilful and Faithful Observer.
Responsibility: Amal Asfour and Paul Williamson.

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Thomas Gainsborough's work is not satisfactorily accounted for by the classicizing academic criteria which aspired to be the official art theory of his period. Paying equal attention to portraits,  Read more...

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