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George Romney

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Classicism   •   George Romney @ Wikipedia

George Romney was born on December 15, 1734 in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire, the son of cabinet maker John Romney. He died on November 15, 1802 in Kendal, Westmorland. Romney is considered a modern portrait painter at the end of the 18th century; In doing so, he had acquired particular reputation within British society. In his works, the artist avoided delving into the characters of his models. This dispassionate flattery was the cornerstone of his particular success among his patrons in the Upperclass. The line dominated the color in its depictions, with the light poses and flowing transitions underlining the smooth pattern of his compositions.

After initial training steps in his father's workshop, he became a student of genre painter Christopher Steele. Following various travels to the northern counties of the UK, his career began with first portraits.

In 1762 the painter went to London. Here he earned first successes with the British Society of Arts with his painting "The Death of General Wolfe", then he devoted himself almost exclusively to portraiture. In 1764, George Romney traveled to Paris, where he became friends with the painter Joseph Vernet . On the other hand, Romney especially admired the antique-inspired works of Nicolas Le Sueur .

Further studies led Romney in 1773 to study the works of Raphael and Titian in Italy - then his paintings were considered more mature, such as grace and elegance of portraits such as "Mrs. Carwardine and Son" (1775) and "Sir Christopher and Lady Sykes" (1786 George Romney was considered by nature to be sensitive and introverted, he kept away from the Royal Academy and his colleagues, but instead he sought out friends in literary and philosophical circles of fine arts, and around 1781-1782 Romney met Dame Emma Hart. The later Lady Hamilton, fascinated by his nature, became her muse and the means of escaping into an imaginary world of idealism.

More than 50 times, Romney engineered his "divine Emma", creating numerous associations ranging from the combative Jeanne d Arc to the wine-savvy Bacchante. © Meisterdrucke

 
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