Joshua Reynolds : Experiments in Paint - the exhibition catalogue from The Wallace Collection available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Joshua Reynolds : Experiments in Paint

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'sheds fascinating new light on one of this country’s most original artists' - The Telegraph

A handsome book exploring Joshua Reynold's experimentation and innovation

One of Britain's most important and influential painters, Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) is celebrated for his dynamic portraiture, his ambitious history paintings and his role as the first President of Britain's Royal Academy. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Wallace Collection, London in 2015, and the result of the four-year research project, this catalogue focuses on Reynolds's innovative approaches to the practice and materials of painting. It investigates his radical manipulation of pigments, oils, glazes and varnishes, and traces his experiments with colour, tone and handling.

This handsome book reveals Reynold's highly creative responses to the new exhibition culture of his day and explores his continual adaptations of the art of the Old Masters. Incorporating technical analysis of some of Reynolds's most important paintings and close-up photography and detailed examination of a range of pictures, Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint sheds light on the fascinating and ongoing process of experimentation that spanned Reynolds's entire career.

  • Authors: Lucy Davis, Curator of Old Master Pictures at the Wallace Collection and Mark Hallett, Director of Studies, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Date published: March 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0900785757
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 24.0 cm

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