He built his career from scratch three times, but today is known for his paintings of fashionable women. There is more to his art than that.
Concluding the analysis of narrative paintings showing Andromeda’s rescue from sacrifice to Cetus, the sea monster.
The last of the great classical narrative painters, his huge canvases explored lesser-known tales from Greece, Rome, and Scotland.
Portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Kauffmann, and others show extensive brushstrokes.
The period 1700 to 1850 saw the introduction of the first modern pigments, such as Prussian blue and emerald green, which started to transform paintings.