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Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed

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The 18th-century painter Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) was an astute observer of the many social circles in which he functioned as an artist over the course of his long career. This catalogue investigates his sharp wit, shrewd political appraisal, and perceptive social commentary (including subtle allusions to illicit relationships) - all achieved while presenting his subjects as delightful and sophisticated members of polite society. A skilled networker, Zoffany established himself at the court of George III and Queen Charlotte soon after his arrival in England from his native Germany. At the same time, he befriended the leading actor David Garrick and through him became the foremost portrayer of Georgian theatre. His brilliant effects and deft style were well suited to theatricality of all sorts, enabling him to secure patronage in England and on the continent. Following a prolonged visit to Italy he travelled to India, where he quickly became a popular and established member within the circle of Warren Hastings, the governor-general. Zoffany's Indian paintings are among his most spectacular and allowed him to return to England enriched and warmly welcomed. This volume provides a sparkling overview of his finest works.

Издательство: "Yale University Press" (2011)

ISBN: 978-0-300-17604-9

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Martin Postle

Martin Postle
Nationality British
Alma mater MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London received a degree in Art History from the University of Nottingham
Occupation Art Historian and Author
Known for Expert on Sir Joshua Reynolds

Dr. Martin Postle serves as the assistant director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, United Kingdom, and is an expert on Sir Joshua Reynolds.[1]

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Career

Postle is an accomplished British author. He served as a curator at the Tate Collection, and Head of British Art to 1900. He has published books on British art from the 18th to the 20th century.[1] In 2004, Postle served as a curator for Tate Britain's exhibit Year of the Garden which marks the bicentenary of the Royal Horticultural Society in London.[2] Prior to joining the Tate, Postle served as Director of the University of Delaware's London Centre and an Associate Professor of Art History for 5 years.[3][4]

In 1981, Postle received his MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London in the United Kingdom [5] and received a degree in Art History from the University of Nottingham [6]

Awards and recognition

In 2008, Postle was elected as a fellow to the Society for Antiquaries of London.[7]

Bibliography

  • Postle, Martin "Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity", Tate, 2005, ISBN 1854375644
  • Postle, Martin "The Artist's Model: From Etty to Spencer', Merrell, 1999, ISBN 1858940842
  • Postle, Martin "Thomas Gainsborough" 2003 ISBN 0691114595
  • Postle, Martin "Angels & Urchins: The Fancy Picture in Eighteenth-Century British Art", Lund Humphries Publishers, 1998
  • Postle, Martin "Art of the Garden" ISBN 185437544X, 2004
  • Postle, Martin "Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Subject Pictures"
  • Postle, Martin "Drawings of Joshua Reynolds, 1999
  • Postle, Martin "Model and Supermodel", Manchester University Press, 2007
  • Postle, Martin Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Lost’ Portrait of Auguste Vestri
  • Postle, Martin "Pictures of Innocence: Portraits of Children from Hogarth to Lawrence", 2005

See also

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

References

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