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George Romney: His Palette

George Romney: His Palette

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George Romney: His Palette

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121 pages
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Apr 14, 2016
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9786050419689
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George Romney (1734 – 1802) was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures – including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson. Romney is generally ranked third in the hierarchy of 18th-century society portrait painters, after Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. His art is characterized by great refinement, sensitivity of feeling, elegance of design and beauty of color. Romney was a prolific painter and produced about 2,000 paintings and 5,000 drawings

during his lifetime.
Éditeur:
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Apr 14, 2016
ISBN:
9786050419689
Format:
Livre

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George Romney was a British painter who was one of the leading society portraitists of the 18th Century. Romney was a prolific painter and produced about 2,000 paintings and 5,000 drawings during his lifetime. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures – including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.

Romney studied art as an apprentice to Christopher Steele, whose clean, neat style can be seen in Romney’s early works. Romney left his wife and children in the north of England to pursue a career in London. He was reasonably successful in London, but then embarked on a grand tour of France and Italy to study the Old Masters. His painting style matured in this time and his skills were much in demand when he returned to London.

Romney became obsessed with the beauty of Emma Hart,

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