Thomas Gainsborough

Lambert detail

Human Kind – English and Australian Identity, 1700 – 1914

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Human Kind, transforming identity in British and Australian portraits 1700-1914 is the title of a four day conference, September 8 – 11, 2016 held in Melbourne

The Greats: World Art Masterpieces at the Art Gallery of NSW

The Greats: World Art Masterpieces at the Art Gallery of NSW

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I found it thrilling to stand inches from The Greats: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland bringing to life a story from mythology, or from life

Eti in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin

Claude Lorrain – At the Beginning of a Modern Romantic Idyll

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French artist Claude Lorrain presented nature and antiquity as more beautiful than it was and the countryside around Rome inspired his poetic rendering of light

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 1

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 1

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English author Jane Austen lived in one of the most eventful, colourful and turbulent epochs in the history of England and Europe.

Christie’s Art

Christie’s Art

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It was in 1762 that James Christie established himself, and successive members of his family, as an auctioneer in Pall Mall at London. By the time this portrait was painted in 1778 he had moved to commercial premises adjacent to the painter Thomas Gainsborough’s residence where this portrait was rendered…

Gainsborough’s Lyrical Style

Gainsborough’s Lyrical Style

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English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) endowed history with lyric faces, knowing precisely the style of elegance his sitters required. His technique was vivid, spontaneous and his use of colour passionate. He always talked of colour in musical terms; harmonies, rhythms and so forth. His beautiful likeness of the Hon Mrs…