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Mon, 09 Jan

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Online only via Zoom

Joshua Reynolds – The Creation of Celebrity

President of the new Royal Academy, Joshua Reynolds, wanted to establish a new golden age for British art in the grand style of Italian History painting, but his clients wanted flattering portraits so he developed a clever compromise and raised portraiture to the top rank of art.

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Joshua Reynolds – The Creation of Celebrity
Joshua Reynolds – The Creation of Celebrity

Time & Location

09 Jan 2023, 11:30 – 12:30

Online only via Zoom

About the Event

Lecturer Sarah Stopford

Location Online only via Zoom

President of the new Royal Academy, Joshua Reynolds, wanted to establish a new golden age for British art in the grand style of Italian History painting, but his clients wanted flattering portraits so he developed a clever compromise and raised portraiture to the top rank of art while also elevating his patrons and his reputation.

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Location Online via Zoom

This lecture will be on Zoom only, members will receive the link shortly before the lecture. If you would like to attend as a guest please email us on bath@theartssociety.org so we can mail you the link and advise where to pay the £7.00 for a place.

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