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Author: Joshua Reynolds,Henry Morley
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Seven Discourses on Art (Dodo Press) by Joshua Reynolds,Henry Morley



Title: Seven Discourses on Art. Author: Joshua Reynolds. Release Date: May 8, 2005. Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII). start of the project gutenberg ebook seven discourses on art . Proofing by David, Dawn Smith, Uzma, Jane Foster, Juliana Rew, Marie Rhoden and Jo Osment. Seven discourses on art. by Joshua Reyonds. And obedient servant, Joshua reynolds. A discourse. Delivered at the Opening of the Royal Academy, January 2nd, 1769, by the President.

Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (1723-1792) was an important and influential 18th century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. Showing an early interest in art, Reynolds was apprenticed in 1740 to the fashionable portrait painter Thomas Hudson, with whom he remained until 1743. From 1749 to 1752, he spent over two years in Italy, where he studied the Old Masters and acquired a taste for the "Grand Style"

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA was an important and influential 18th century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal A Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

Joshua Reynolds was born on the 15th of July, 1723, the son of a clergyman and schoolmaster, at Plympton in Devonshire. His bent for Art was clear and strong from his childhood. In 1741 at the age of nineteen, he began study, and studied for two yours in London under Thomas Hudson, a successful portrait painter. Then he went back to Devonshire and painted portraits, aided for some time in his education by attention to the work of William Gandy of Exeter

Seven discourses on art. by Sir Joshua Reynolds. It is a happy memory that associates the foundation of our Royal Academy with the delivery of these inaugural discourses by Sir Joshua Reynolds, on the opening of the schools, and at the first annual meetings for the distribution of its prizes. They laid down principles of art from the point of view of a man of genius who had made his power felt, and with the clear good sense which is the foundation of all work that looks upward and may hope to live

Students of Joshua Reynolds: During his period in London, anybody who was anybody in British society would fill up his studio space waiting to get their portrait painted by Reynolds, the official court painter. Purnell, 1966, Reynolds, Joshua. Huntington Library, 1959, Wendorf, Richard. Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Painter in Society. Harvard University Press, 1996. Joshua Reynolds Page Menu.

Seven Discourses on Art, by Joshua Reynolds. SEVEN DISCOURSES ON ART by Joshua Reyonds. To the members of the royal academy. A DISCOURSE Delivered at the Opening of the Royal Academy, January 2nd, 1769, by the President. A DISCOURSE Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, December 11, 1769, by the President. A DISCOURSE Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy on the Distribution of the Prizes, December, 14, 1770, by the President

Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (1723-1792) was an important and influential 18th century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on ideal. isation of the imperfect. From 1749 to 1752, he spent over two years in Italy, where he studied the Old Masters and acquired a taste for the "Grand Style". Unfortunately, whilst in Rome, Reynolds suffered.

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Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (1723-1792) was an important and influential 18th century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. Showing an early interest in art, Reynolds was apprenticed in 1740 to the fashionable portrait painter Thomas Hudson, with whom he remained until 1743. From 1749 to 1752, he spent over two years in Italy, where he studied the Old Masters and acquired a taste for the "Grand Style". Unfortunately, whilst in Rome, Reynolds suffered a severe cold which left him partially deaf and, as a result, he began to carry a small ear trumpet with which he is often pictured. From 1753 until the end of his life he lived in London, his talents gaining recognition soon after his arrival in France. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769. He was one of the earliest members of the Royal Society of Arts, helped found the Society of Artists, and, with Gainsborough, established the Royal Academy of Arts as a spin-off organisation.
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Kelerana
About arts education--why are so many art students more than girls at 16 and less than women at 30? It is hard to believe for 250 years art teachers have been struggling with that. Actually, Reynolds wrote of it as boys to men, not girls to women, so in the years since 1769, some things have changed.
That said, if you want historical perspective on the problem of creating art, and of teaching artists, this is a wonderful taste of it. It is written in the style of the times, and reflects the values, assumptions, beliefs and so on of the era (starting with the fawning gratitude for royal patronage--hard for this American to believe that the guy Reynolds is thanking so effusively for founding the Royal Academy is the same odious tyrant whose injustices prompted the American Revolution. But no matter).
Reynolds discourses have frequently been boiled down to a single claim--the established rules are not fetters for genius, but only for weaker talents. But there is a great deal more here. Part of what makes it so fascinating is that his complacent acceptance of the tastes of his times challenges our own implicit assumptions about our own era's conventions, while at at the same time his observations about art instruction and the development of artists continue to ring true (who can dispute, in an era lamenting the 'de-skilling' of art, that for the representational artist, the basics of drafting, color and composition are the essential fundamentals.
In the last half century the visual arts have lost some of their focus and their definition has loosened considerably. Reynolds ('sir sloshua' to the pre-Raphaelites) obviously has nothing to say about abstract expressionism or much of contemporary art--video, performance, installations, etc. If that's what you're looking for, these prize day speeches from the late 18th century won't offer you much. But if your interests are more focused--and lie in drawing and painting--or less focused--and concern arts education or issues in cultural transmission--it's pretty interesting summer reading.
Via
Outstanding insight into the thinking behind the founder of Britain's Royal Academy. Certainly great value for the price! :)