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Painting

By Arturo Schwarz

Guy Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was once an American modernist artist who spent such a lot of his occupation in Paris, France. He used to be an important contributor to the Dada and Surrealist activities, even supposing his ties to every have been casual. He produced significant works in numerous media yet thought of himself a painter principally. He used to be most sensible identified for his images, and he used to be a popular model and portrait photographer. Ray is additionally famous for his paintings with photograms, which he known as "rayographs" in connection with himself.

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New York e Ridgefield (1897-1920)
Il Nuovo mondo: Parigi (1921-1940)
Oggetto da distruggere
Bersaglio universale
Alla Scoperta dio Hollywood (1940-1951)
Di nuovo a Parigi (1951-1976)
Dipingere con l. a. luce
Quandro cronologico
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98 These comments-all drawn from professional writers or artists-reinforce our sense that Reynolds's gentlemanly demeanor, far from being at odds with his work as a painter, was in fact essential to his artistic as well as his social success. Hazlitt put the argument in its most extreme form when, in praising Gainsborough and Reynolds for their "natural" gentility, he observed that both men failed to make themselves agreeable at St. James's Palace: Reynolds "kept a certain distance and wished to appear as a gentleman; they wanted a buffoon whom they might be familiar with at first, and insult the moment he overstepped the mark, or as soon as they grew tired of him.

And thus late in life, in dialogue with Hazlitt, Northcote condemned Haydon by arguing that no one of a hard, unyielding disposition could possibly seize the nicest inflections of feeling and the evanescent shades . 36 . The J'lrt of Pleasing of beauty. Haydon "has not virtue enough. "102 Like Tom Taylor, Northcote advocates a theory of painting based on the personal character of the artist, a theory that is both expressive and moralistic without losing sight of the social context in which it is grounded.

Given the rich biographical and artistic evidence that has survived, however, what we clearly cannot dispute is Reynolds's profound commitment to a life of hard work, experimentation, and improvement. "25 At the beginning of his career, he writes, his colleagues were so indiscriminate in . "27 Self-congratulation, to borrow Reynolds's own term, should not be confused with an implicit resistance to change. 28 The subtle and sometimes ambivalent connections between complaisance and complacency can also be detected in two other influential approaches to Reynolds's work.

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