The programs in The English Masters series contain an in-depth look at Blake, Constable, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Reynolds, and Turner. Each DVD includes expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians, and scholars. 50 minutes each.
Reynolds — Considered one of the most important and influential 18th century English portraitists, Sir Joshua Reynolds was knighted in recognition of his genius. Deeply inspired by the Old Masters during an artistic pilgrimage to Italy, he incorporated their influence into a new style of English portraiture that was dubbed, "The Grand Style." It made him rich, and his many portraits of wealthy men, women, and especially children, remain an English national treasure.
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