Joshua Reynolds

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Joshua Reynolds

  1. 1. • Was born to the wealthy family • At twelve he was apprenticed to Thomas Hudson • In 1784 he became principal painter to the king. • Executed more than 300 portraits
  2. 2. • Was the first to conceive his portraits in terms of history-painting • Had a personal creative power and a faculty of painting • His colours were not scientifically applied
  3. 3. The Portrait of Lord Heathfield of Gibraltar
  4. 4. • In 1775 George Elliott was appointed Governor of Gibraltar • During the siege of 1779-1783 held the British fortress against the Spanish and French military forces
  5. 5. • The veteran stands immovable • A strained but noble face expression • Possesses a robust personality and a stumpy figure
  6. 6. • Reynolds was a consummate producer of character • His sitters were not effigies • Reynolds moulded his artistic personality and pictorial mastery • He immensely strived for raising the prestige of the British painters to the peak
  7. 7. • Reynolds was a consummate producer of character • His sitters were not effigies • Reynolds moulded his artistic personality and pictorial mastery • He immensely strived for raising the prestige of the British painters to the peak

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