Gainsborough as a landscape draughtsman
Wednesday 6 March 2019
- The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
- Lecturer: Hugh Belsey
Gainsborough was amongst the most consummate draughtsman of the eighteenth century. He sketched as a summation of seeing and he drew finished compositions to present to friends, sometimes making pastel portraits as gifts to curry favour with sitters. He continually experimented with graphic techniques blurring the boundaries between prints, drawings and paintings. Few artists have used their drawings in such an innovative and experimental way.