Thomas Gainsborough: The Modern Landscape
Thomas Gainsborough: The Modern Landscape
Thomas Gainsborough: The Modern Landscape
Thomas Gainsborough: The Modern Landscape

Thomas Gainsborough: The Modern Landscape

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Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 88) is one of the great European painters of the eighteenth century. In Germany he is primarily known for his portraits. This volume is the first to present the English artist as a pivotal figure in the development of “modern” landscape painting, a genre in which his painterly experiments were particularly innovative.

Gainsborough himself favoured landscape painting, a field to which he made important contributions, over his well - known portraits. His works are fascinating for their painterly subtlety and technical variation. This volume brings together German and British traditions of viewing, interpreting, and studying Gainsborough. It looks at the connections to the landscapes of the Dutch and the Italian vedute, explains Ga insborough’s unusual and experimental techniques from an art technological point of view, and situates his landscapes in the context of the social tensions of early industrialisation.

  • Edited by Katharina Hoins and Christoph Vogtherr on behalf of the Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • Essays by Sandra Pisot, Mark Bills, Josephine Karg, Bettina Gockel Katharina Hoins, Rica Jones and Mark Hallett
  • Published in 2018
  • Hardback edition
  • 224 pages, 148 colour illustrations
  • Dimensions: 24.5 x 28.5 x 2cm 
  • ISBN: 9783777429977