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Title Thomas Gainsborough : 1727-1788 / edited by Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone ; with contributions by Rica Jones [and 4 others].
Author Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788.
Imprint New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002.
Description 294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Call # 759.2 G
Note Catalogue of an exhibition held at Tate Britain, London, Oct. 24, 2002-Jan. 19, 2003; National Gallery of Art, Washington, Feb. 9-May 11, 2003; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 9-Sept. 14, 2003.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-289) and index.
Summary Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was one of the masters of 18th-century art. This stunning book, published to accompany a major international exhibition covering the artist's entire career, reveals the sheer range, quality, and originality of Gainsborough's work, from his engagingly naturalistic landscapes and touching images of children to his sophisticated and glamorous society portraits. In their revealing essay, Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone explore Gainsborough's dynamic involvement with the social world of his day, while other essays explore his subtle approach to the lucrative world of fashionable portraiture and the often pointed social commentary behind his seductive landscapes. This volume provides new and refreshing insights into Gainsborough as an artist who succeeded in creating an experimental and modern art for his own time, and whose works remain vital and rewarding today.
Contents Thomas Gainsborough: art, society, sociability / Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone -- Gainsborough in his painting room / Rica Jones and Martin Postle -- Beginnings: the early years -- Gainsborough in the public eye: the exhibition works -- Portraiture and fashion -- Sensibility -- Landscape and the poor -- Ideal and experimental art: the later years -- Chronology / Louise Hayward.
Subject Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788 -- Exhibitions.
Painting, British -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788. (OCoLC)fst00035624
Genre Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Addl. Author Rosenthal, Michael.
Myrone, Martin.
Jones, Rica.
Tate Britain (Gallery)
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Related To Online version: Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788. Thomas Gainsborough. New York : Abrams, 2002 (OCoLC)606932787
ISBN 0810944405 (hbk.) :
9780810944404 (hbk.) :

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