Neoclassicism and Romanticism

 


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Thomas Girtin

 


 
Thomas Girtin

(b London, 18 Feb 1775; d London, 9 Nov 1802).

English painter, draughtsman and printmaker. With his rival, J. M. W. Turner, he extended the technical possibilities of watercolour and in doing so demonstrated that watercolours could have the visual impact and emotional range of oils. Although close in style throughout the 1790s, by 1800 Turner and Girtin were beginning to diverge: whereas the former dissolved forms to express his idea of Nature in a state of flux, the latter sought out a landscape’s underlying patterns to convey his awe of Nature’s permanence as well as its grandeur. Girtin’s reduction of landscape to simple and monumental forms, his panoramic compositions, his bold palette of browns and blues, and his sensitivity to natural effects such as cloud formations, were to influence watercolour painters as diverse as John Varley, Cornelius Varley, Peter De Wint and John Sell Cotman.




 

 

Guisborough Priory, Yorkshire



 


Hawes, Yorkshire


 

 

Morpeth Bridge



 

Bridgnorth, Shropshire



 

Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire: Evening



 

Chalfont House, Buckinghamshire, with fishermen netting the Broadwater



 

Alnwick Castle from Brizlee, Northumberland



 

Castle Conway from the River Gyffin



 

The East End of Bolton Abbey, from across the River Wharfe
 

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