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Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman free pdf 'Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman' focuses specifically on the artist's portraits of well-known society women. Starting with the Cincinnati Art Museum's famous portrait of Ann Ford (1760) it opens up an entirely new angle in the study of Gainsborough's art. Drawing us away from his predominant reputation as a landscape painter, it shows how such portraits were both an affirmation by Gainsborough of his own position as a progressive artist, on account both of the sitters themselves - they were leading artists, musicians, actresses, and intellectuals embodying the full force of the Enlightenment - and on account of how he consciously chose to show his sitters as "progressive" in terms of his technique and composition. This beautifully illustrated new volume also reveals how these female sitters consciously perceived themselves as "progressive", by means of the particular ways in which they wished to be shown by Gainsborough in their portraits.

About Benedict Leca

Benedict Leca is curator of European painting and sculpture at Cincinnati Art Museum. Aileen Ribeiro is professor, History of Dress Department, Courtauld Institute of Art. Amber Ludwig is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Boston University.

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Author : Benedict Leca
Publisher : D Giles Ltd
Data Published : 31 October 2010
ISBN : 1904832857
EAN : 9781904832850
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 196 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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