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A Born Artist – 14th May

14th May

Gainsborough5Thomas Gainsborough  was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker born on this day in 1727 and founder member of the Royal Academy. Gainsborough3He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. His a light palette and easy strokes became the method from then on. Gainsborough1He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school.Gainsborough2

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A Born Artist – 13th May

13th May

Braque2The French Artist Georges Braque was born on the 13th May 1882. He worked in many media and styles including but is often best remembered for the development of Cubism alongside Picasso around 1911. Braque3Prior to painting in the Cubist style he worked in the ‘Fauvist’ manner of Derain and Matisse and in 1907 he successfully exhibited works of in the Salon des Indépendants.

Braque1It was in 1907 that his style became influenced by Paul Cezanne, who had died the year before, after visiting his major retrospective at the Salon d’Automne. It was this show that greatly affected Braque, and others, and ultimately resulted in the advent of Cubism.Braque4

 

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!