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Thomas Gainsborough

Data de nascimento: 14. Maio 1727
Data de falecimento: 2. Agosto 1788

Thomas Gainsborough foi um dos mais célebres artistas do Arcadismo.

Gainsborough estudou em França no atelier de Hubert François Gravelot e no estúdio de um pintor em voga na Corte de nome Francis Hayman. Cedo tomou contacto com a pintura da Europa Central pela qual se apaixonou de imediato. Deu especial atenção à pintura popular alemã do século XVII e aos ícones russos.

Decidido a tornar um pintor influente entra a corte inglesa, translada-se, em 1759, para Bath, uma cidade preferida cada vez mais pelos cortesãos e altos burgueses. Prontamente tornou-se um pintor de preferência entre a nobreza e a emergente burguesia, passando até o seu rival de longa data Joshua Reynolds.

Gainsborough conheceu o sucesso devido aos seus retratos. Contudo, na sua obra também é frequente encontrar paisagens. Também é conhecido como um dos mais célebres fundadores da Real Academia, onde exibiu muitas obras de 1769 até 1772.

Já a morar em Londres, Thomas recebeu várias comendas da aristocracia, que quase o «santificava». Nas suas pinturas, até o mais pobre padeiro, se assemelhava a uma figura divina, perante a qual nos temos que curvar. Gainsborough concedia, aos seus modelos, uma altivez e sobriedade curiosas e particular carácter, geralmente forte.

Geralmente - e em consequência dos anos que passou em Bath - é na sua obra frequente encontrar o estilo de Anthony van Dyck, que era igualmente um pintor de excelência entre a aristocracia inglesa e flamenga. Talvez por isso, muitos dos patronos de Gainsborough o tenham escolhido como seu retratista.

A sua paleta de cores pouco variou ao longo da sua trajetória. Nela estavam bem compactos os tons leves e mais brilhantes subjugados a fluidas cores escuras, como o castanho. Entre suas obras mais importantes estão "Retrato de Mrs. Philip Thickness" e "O menino azul".

O túmulo de Gainsborough é em o cemitério da igreja de Kew, ao lado do sul.

Foi citado no livro Cartas Théo por Van Gogh na página 169

Citações Thomas Gainsborough

„I am much obliged to you for your last letter, and the lessons reed, before. I think I now begin to see a little into the nature of modulation and the introduction of flats and sharps ; and when we meet you shall hear me play extempore..“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

his friend William Jackson of Exeter was composer and organist
letter to his friend William Jackson of Exeter, from Bath, 4 June 1768; as cited in Thomas Gainsborough, by William T, Whitley https://ia800204.us.archive.org/6/items/thomasgainsborou00whitrich/thomasgainsborou00whitrich.pdf; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons – London, Smith, Elder & Co, Sept. 1915, p. 385 (Appendix A - Letter VIII)
1760s

„.. though I'm a rogue in talking upon Painting and love to seem to take things wrong I can be serious and honest upon any subject thoroughly pleasing to me.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

Quote in Gainsborough's letter,from Bath 2 Sept. 1767, to his friend William Jackson of Exeter; as cited in The Letters of Thomas Gainsborough, ed. Mary Woodall, 1961
1755 - 1769

„It is my strict charge that after my decease no plaster cast, model, or likeness whatever be permitted to be taken.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

'Tho. Gainsborough'.
In a note of 15 June, 1788; as cited in Thomas Gainsborough, by William T, Whitley https://ia800204.us.archive.org/6/items/thomasgainsborou00whitrich/thomasgainsborou00whitrich.pdf; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons – London, Smith, Elder & Co, Sept. 1915, p. 305
1770 - 1788

„Dear Sir Joshua, - I am just to write what I fear you will not read - after lying in a dying state for 6 months [in reality much shorter]. The extreme affection which I am informed of by a Friend which Sir Joshua has expresd induces me to beg a last favor, which is to come once under my Roof and look at my things, my woodman you never saw, if what I ask now is not disagreeable to your feeling that I may have the honour to speak to you. I can from a sincere Heart say that I always admired and sincerely loved Sir Joshua Reynolds. 'Tho. Gainsborough.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

A last letter of Gainsborough to Sir Joshua Reynolds, End of July 1788; as cited in Thomas Gainsborough, by William T, Whitley https://ia800204.us.archive.org/6/items/thomasgainsborou00whitrich/thomasgainsborou00whitrich.pdf; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons – London, Smith, Elder & Co, Sept. 1915, p. 307
Gainsborough, on the occasion of that last visit, actually had many of his unfinished canvases brought to his bedside to show to Sir Joshua
1770 - 1788

„Whilst a Face painter is harassed to death a drapery painter sits & earns 5 or 6 hundered a year & laughs all the while.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

Quote in: Undated letters to Jackson, in The Letters of Thomas Gainsborough, ed. Mary Woodall, 1961
undated, Undated letters to William Jackson

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„to Joshua Kirby, Esq. - to be left at the Turk's Head, Gerrard Street, St. Ann's, London - Mr. President and Gentlemen, Directors of the Society of Artists of Great Britain. I thank ye for the honor done me in appointing me one of your Directors, but for a particular reason I beg leave to resign, and am. Gentlemen, your most obliged and obedient Humble Servant.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

Quote from Gainsborough's letter, Bath, 5 Dec. 1768; as cited in Thomas Gainsborough, by William T, Whitley https://ia800204.us.archive.org/6/items/thomasgainsborou00whitrich/thomasgainsborou00whitrich.pdf; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons – London, Smith, Elder & Co, Sept. 1915, p. 397 (Appendix B)
18 October 1768, Gainsborough was elected to a Directorship of the Society of Artists, and on the same day his old Ipswich friend, Joshua Kirby, was made President. Gainsborough, however, declined to accept office, and his letter of refusal must have grieved Kirby
1755 - 1769

„Many a real genius is lost in the fictitious character of the Gentleman. I am the most inconsistent, changeable being so full of fits and starts.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

Quote in Gainsborough's letter, 14 Sept. 1767, to his friend William Jackson of Exeter; as cited in The Letters of Thomas Gainsborough, ed. Mary Woodall, 1961
1755 - 1769

„I grow dauntless as I grow old, I believe any one that plods on in any one way, especially if that one way will bring him bread & cheese, will grow the same.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough

Quote in: Undated letters to Jackson, in The Letters of Thomas Gainsborough, ed. Mary Woodall, 1961
undated, Undated letters to William Jackson

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