Exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) in the Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin continues the cycle of expositions devoted to British art.
The Pushkin Museum has already shown exhibitions on W. Turner (2008), W. Blake (2010), Pre-Raphaelites (2013), Aubrey Beardsley (2014). All of these exhibitions have enjoyed continued success with the public.
Gainsborough exhibition will allow you to get acquainted with the work of one of the founders of the British school of the XVIII century, the most striking and peculiar representative of the era, which is called the "Golden Age of British Painting."
Thomas Gainsborough is known as a brilliant portrait painter, the successor of the great Van Dyck traditions and favorite artist of King George III and his family. Having carefully studied the traditions of Baroque and Rococo art, Gainsborough was well acquainted with the works of the great old masters - Peter Paul Rubens, Antoine Watteau and his school. Gainsborough was also one of the first British painters to appreciate the inexhaustible possibilities of the landscape genre.
His works, created over four decades, demonstrate the master’s fascination with the work of Jacob Reisdahl, 17th-century Dutch painting and canvases by French landscape painter Claude Lorrain.