Friday, April 28, 2017

Forty Richard Wilson Paintings in GeoCodedArt

Richard Wilson (1713-1782) produced a mix of portraits and landscape scenes early in his career, and the landscapes were realistic depictions his surroundings.  His travels to Italy coincided with a full emphasis on landscapes and a shift in their subject: in addition to actual scenes with place names, there were increasing numbers of idealized "classical landscapes", perhaps inspired by the lore and legend of the Italian countryside.  Even those works which have a grounding in showing a single identifiable locations are somewhat sentimental; he did not include any contemporary or monumental architecture.   Misty ruins were more of an inspiration.

Bridge of Augustus at Rimini
By Richard Wilson

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