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Richard Parkes Bonington – The English Romantic Landscape Painter

The English ‘Romantic’ landscape painter, Richard Parkes Bonington or Richard Bonington, was born on October 25, 1802, in Arnold, near Nottingham, England. The only child of Richard Bonington, a dabbling painter & a prison guard, and Eleanor Parks, a teacher, the artist showed interest in drawing & acting, since his early childhood. He gave to the world an astonishing mix of classical flairs, modernized with finesse.

Techniques For Acrylic Painting – How to Paint People – Painting Closed Lips and Mouths

Learning how to paint people is exciting, and sometimes challenging. There are some tips and techniques that can help you as you begin your portrait painting journey. Start with an accurate drawing of the subject you plan on painting.

Theodore Rousseau – Great French Painter, the ‘Naturalist’ Style

Enrolling initially in a business school, his forceful inclination and prolific talent in the field of art convinced him to pursue it as his profession. In 1831 and 1834, Theodore presented two of his art works for the prestigious biannual art exhibition, Paris Salon. Not much appreciated by the Salon authorities, his competent work, “La descente des vaches,” was rejected in 1836, and was later called the ‘great rejected one.’ Unfazed, Theodore Rousseau was impeccably perseverant, and his art matured that fetched him admiration from his contemporary artists.

The English Landscape Painter of ‘Romantic’ Taste – John Constable

Well known English painter and drafter, John Constable, was born in East Bergholt, Suffolk on June 11, 1776, to Ann and Golding Constable, wealthy corn merchants. The pioneer of ‘Romanticism,’ he is renowned for his picturesque landscape paintings. Painters, like Delacroix and Gericault, often hailed Constable’s art as ‘magnificent’, which also influenced the French painters of the Barbizon and the ‘Impressionists’ alike.

The English, Romantic Landscape Painter – Joseph Mallord William Turner

The legendary, ‘Romantic,’ landscape painter, printmaker, and watercolorist, Joseph Mallord William Turner or J.M.W. Turner, was born on April 23, 1775, in Convent Garden, London, England. His father, William Gay Turner, was a barber. Joseph’s mother, Mary Marshall, died in 1804. Not been to any school, his father taught him reading. For a better upbringing, in 1785, Turner was sent to his maternal uncle at Brentford, London.

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