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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.




 

 

Interior of Fountains Abbey: the East Window



 


Lindisfarne



 


Jedburgh Abbey from the South-East



 

Lydford Castle, Devon



 

The Village of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire



 

An Overshot Mill



 

Mynnydd Mawr, North Wales



 

Trees and Pond near Bromley, Kent
 

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