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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    English painting Son of a clergyman he was born in Plympton in Devonshire in 1723 He studied portrait painting in London from 1740 with Thomas Hudson the best known portraitist of the day In 1749 Reynolds travelled around the Mediterranean with Commodore Keppel staying in Rome between 1750 and 1752 On his way back to England he visited Florence Venice northern Italy and Paris Reynolds opened his own studio in London in 1753 and soon became the leading portraitist in the capital Reynolds s portraits are generally of large format They evoke the classical world and its values and imbue the sitters with great dignity and presence Almost all his compositions are set in interiors and in general Reynolds manifested little interest in landscape throughout his career in contrast to his contemporary the great portraitist Thomas Gainsborough Reynolds s brilliant palette rich colouring and loose brushstroke had a profound influence on painters of the following generation such as Thomas Lawrence and Henry Raeburn Throughout his life Reynolds strove to elevate the genre of portraiture as well as the social position of the artist in society In 1764 he founded the Literary Club and in 1768 was elected president of the recently established Royal Academy of Arts He also received a knighthood In 1769 he delivered the first of his fifteen annual Discourses to students of the Academy These were published form 1778 onwards and are considered the most important texts on art theory in the English language In 1784 Reynolds succeeded Allan Ramsay as court painter to George III In the last years of his life Reynolds gradually lost his sight until he abandoned painting in 1790 the year that he exhibited for the last time at the Royal Academy Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Virtual Visi Visiting the Museum Hours Fees Location Services Ac Activities Follow and reserve the activities Studies of the Collection Open Windows Restoration Educathyssen Educational Programmes Apps Community Mobile apps social media Online Shop Book Publications Gifts Support the Museum Sponsors Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home Copy of Joshua Reynolds Biography and Works Author Copy of Joshua Reynolds Born Dead Plympton 1723 London 1792 Date Works Author Copy of Joshua Reynolds Title Joshua Reynolds Year after 1788 Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to Basket Go to the shop Recommended artists Sir Joshua Reynolds Plympton 1723 London 1792 Copy of Joshua Reynolds Plympton 1723 London 1792 Bernardo Bellotto Venice 1720 Warsaw 1780 Thomas Gainsborough Sudbury 1727 London 1788 Giandomenico Tiepolo Venice 1727 1804 Recommended works Portrait of the Countess Maria Benedetta di San Martino PompeoBatoni Civil Guard HubertRobert Group Portrait with Sir Elijah and Lady Impey JohannZoffany Interior of the Temple of Diana at Nîmes HubertRobert Landscape with the Palace at Caserta with the Vesuvius Jacob

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    known of his early training in Spain although some authors have suggested that he had contacts with Francisco Ribalta Again little is known of how he arrived in Italy or where he went before he is documented in Parma and this period in his life can only be hypothetically reconstructed It is known that he was in Parma in 1611 on the basis of a payment for a canvas of Saint Martin dividing his Cloak for a Beggar for the church of San Prospero now only known through copies Between 1613 and 1616 Ribera was in Rome and is mentioned in a document of the Accademia di San Luca in 1613 According to his contemporary Giulio Mancini the Pope s doctor Ribera led a disorderly and licentious life in Rome and was obliged to flee to avoid his debts In the summer of 1616 he moved to Naples where he married Caterina Azzolino daughter of a Sicilian painter Ribera became extremely celebrated in Naples and worked for a wide range of clients including merchants Spanish and Italian aristocrats and even the Viceroys including the Count of Monterrey for whom he painted one of his masterpieces The Immaculate Conception for the Augustinian convent in Salamanca The second half of the 1630s is considered to be Ribera s most creative and prolific period and many of his best works date from this time During the following decades he suffered from a lengthy illness that obliged him to remain inactive for long periods and his large well organised studio executed his commissions Works by Ribera are recorded in collections in Spain from the 1630s onwards Among his pupils who trained in his studio were Luca Giordano and Aniello Falcone Ribera s style influenced Neapolitan painting of the following generation as well as Spanish

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Marco Ricci Title Landscape with a Storm Year 1701 Author Marco Ricci Title Winter Landscape Year ca 1728 29 Biography Listen Marco Ricci was a painter printmaker and set designer Nephew of Sebastiano Ricci he probably first trained in his uncle s studio in Venice and often assisted him on his projects Marco Ricci was obliged to flee from Venice after he was involved in a murder moving to Split where he remained for four years during which time he continued his studies in the studio of a landscape painter Around 1700 he was again in Venice and at this point began to work on set design In 1705 he is documented as collaborating with Alessandro Magnasco whose style significantly influenced the young Ricci s own which became freer and more fluid In 1708 Ricci left for England in the company of Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini invited by Charles Montagu Duke of Manchester During their trip both painters travelled through the Low Countries where Ricci became familiar with Dutch landscape painting Once in England Ricci principally worked as a set designer for operas and also painted fresco decorations for the residence of the Duke of Manchester in London and at Castle Howard In 1710 he left the capital but returned there in 1712 with his uncle Sebastiano Ricci Both were back in Venice in 1716 and continued to work closely together Marco Ricci s most original works are his landscape paintings whose themes include Mediterranean ports pastoral scenes woods with travellers cultivated fields and winter views The realism and simplicity of some of these compositions indicate a profound knowledge of Dutch and Flemish painting Ricci s work was crucial to the development of 18th century Venetian landscape painting and among the artists whom he influenced were Canaletto Michele Giovanni Marieschi Francesco

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    moved to Venice at the age of fourteen to become a pupil of Federico Cervelli He left Venice for Bologna for personal reasons and entered the studio of Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole then worked with Carlo Cignani Ricci s early works reveal the influence of the tenebrist painters and an interest in chiaroscuro He later travelled to Parma where he worked for Ranuccio Farnese second Duke of Parma on projects that included the decoration of the Palazzo Farnese in that city With the support of the Duke he was able to travel to Rome to complete his training There Ricci became acquainted with the work of Annibale Carracci and Pietro da Cortona which had a crucial influence on the development of his style along with that of Veronese Magnasco and Luca Giordano Ricci painted The Glory of Marcantonio Colonna for the Colonna family palace A tireless traveller he also visited Milan and Padua In 1702 he moved to Vienna to work on the decoration of the Schönbrunn palace and at this date Ricci s style became more elegant and delicate He was also active in Florence in the Marucelli Fenzi palace where is work reveals the influence of the Rococo On his return to Venice Ricci worked for some months with his nephew Marco Ricci In 1712 both artists were invited to England by Lord Burlington Once there they also worked for the Duke of Portland executing a series of New Testament scenes of which various preparatory oil sketches are now in the National Gallery of Art Washington and The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York On his way back to Italy Ricci visited Paris where he was admitted to the Académie Royale de Peinture He met Jean Antoine Watteau and other young French painters Ricci later returned to Venice

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    In 1846 and 1847 he attended the local Central High School Between 1850 and 1855 he studied part time with the German artist Paul Weber while working as designer and illustrator of ornamental metalwork In 1852 he exhibited for the first time at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts The following year he was elected Academician In 1854 he met the Hudson River painters John F Kensett Frederic E Church Samuel Colman and Jasper F Cropsey on a trip to New York In 1855 and 1866 he travelled to Europe visited Paris Switzerland Italy and Germany and spent several months in Düsseldorf He then returned to Germantown PA to get married During the summer he did sketching trips in the Catskills and the Adirondacks and in Pennsylvania In February 1858 he attended the Exhibition of British Art ant the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts In 1862 he was elected honorary member of the National Academy of Design and Academician in 1871 In 1863 he became a member of the Association of the Advancement of Truth in Art an American Pre Raphaelite group In 1866 he departed for Europe for one year Upon his return and for the following six years he spent the summers on the East Coast In 1874 he became a member of the American Watercolor Society The following year he bought a house in Newport and spent the subsequent summers there the winters in Germantown During 1879 and 1880 he spent the winters in London and the summers on the Continent Between 1881 and 1882 he designed and built Graycliff a summer house in Newport In 1884 he exchanged the Germantown house for a farm in Oldmixon He travelled to Europe almost every year till death visiting England Scotland and Norway He died on 8

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    ca 1330 Biography Listen The name Petrus Arimino thought to refer to Pietro da Rimini appears on a crucifix in the chiesa dei Morti in Urbania It was also to be seen on a fresco of Saint Francis in the church of San Nicola in Jesi dated 1333 which was subsequently moved to the Franciscan monastery of Montottone Also attributed to the artist is a polyptych for the high altar of the monastery church of the Eremitani in Padua now lost and a cycle of frescoes in the cloister of that monastery now Museo Civico Padua Executed in collaboration with Giuliano da Rimini in 1324 the polyptych for the Eremitani is signed Petruccio da Rimini The artist probably also worked in Ravenna where he executed some frescoes for the church of San Francesco and the church of Santa Clara now Museo Nazionale Ravenna Frescoes in the refectory of the abbey at Pomposa dated around 1318 in the apse of San Pedro en Sylvis near Bagnacavallo for the Cappellone in the church of San Nicola en Tolentino and for the church of Santa Maria en Porto Fuori have also been attributed to the artist although with some reservations In addition to these fresco cycles Pietro da Rimini also painted a series of small devotional works now to be seen in museums and private collections including The Pietà Musée du Louvre Paris Pietro da Rimini was an important artist in the region along the Adriatic coastline during the first half of the 14th century His work combines the most significant stylistic elements of painting in Rimini at that period with aspects of Florentine Sienese and Italo Byzantine painting His style represents a masterly combination of dramatic expression and emotion with purely decorative elements Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Stainville Hubert Robert trained at the prestigious Collège de Navarre in Paris He probably received his first lessons in drawing from the sculptor René Michel Stodtz although it has also been suggested that he studied with the painter Pierre Jacques Cazes In 1754 Robert travelled to Italy accompanied by his patron the Count of Stainville who had been appointed French ambassador Although not a student of the Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture in Paris he was accepted in Rome as a student at the Academie de France There he met Giovanni Paolo Panini a painter who specialised in topographical views of Rome and whose work made a profound impression on the young Robert It was at this period that he began to paint the views of classical ruins both real and imaginary for which he is best known and which earned him the nickname of Robert des Ruines In 1765 Robert returned to Paris where his distinctive and personal views of Rome inspired by Panini and Piranesi immediately enjoyed enormous success Two years later he was admitted to the Académie Royale presenting The Port of Ripetta Rome as his entrance piece École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts From that point onwards he exhibited regularly at the Salon where he was extremely well received by critics Throughout his career he not only painted landscapes of Italian motifs but also focused on French views in particular of Paris and the Île de France In 1778 Robert was appointed designer of royal gardens He also undertook various decorative projects for aristocratic residences and palaces such as the one for the château Méréville Art Institute of Chicago and for the château de Fontainebleau Musée du Louvre In 1784 he was appointed Garde des Tableaux of the Musée Royale Robert was imprisoned during the

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