ART GALLERY

Walking through the Art Gallery, I enjoyed all the paintings. One stood out more, as it was different to the rest. I noticed that during the enlightenment era, the portraits were stiff and lifeless. The artist John Hoppner had made a change with the full-length portrait of Madame Marie-Louise Hilligsberg in 1791. In this portrait, the background is dark, but Marie-Louise is in eye-catching colours, and your eyes are drawn straight to her. Hoppner can bring the Romantic Era into his work. The painting shimmers of white and gold in the dress. This gives a transparent artistic movement to the painting. These qualities capture the life of the Romantic era. The light reflects on the dress. There is an illusion of the dress moving, and she is dancing. Marie-Louise became a ballet dancer in Paris. She travelled to London in 1787 and joined the King’s Theatre. In December of that year, her first performance was in the Noverre’s ballet. After the 1802-1803 season, she retired and moved back to France with her husband. Her retirement was a brief one as she died in January 1804, Probably from “extreme exertion. I love the way Hoppner made the painting come alive and caught her the story through with her posture and expression.

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2 thoughts on “ART GALLERY

  1. HEATHER THIS IS A PERFECT SUBJECT FOR YOUR BLOG. GREAT CHOICE. I THINK YOU ARE GETTING THERE WITH DESCRIBING HOW AND WHY THIS PAINTING FITS INTO THE ROMANTIC ERA AND IS SO DIFFERENT FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT. BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS POINT STRONGER. SEE MY SUGGESTIONS BELOW.
    *Please attend to editing your work carefully. Here is what I have picked up:
    *Hoppner can bring the Romantic Era into his work, painting shimmers of white and gold in the dress that has a transparent artistic movement in it. – YOUR SENTENCE HAS GOOD OBSERVATIONS BUT DOESN’T SAY WHY WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN IS ROMANTIC. TRY THIS = Hoppner can bring the Romantic Era into his work. The painting shimmers with white and gold in the dress. This gives a transparent artistic movement to the painting. These qualities capture the life of the Romantic era.
    *I love the way Hoppner made the painting come alive and catch the story with her posture and expression.= I love the way Hoppner made the painting come alive and CAUGHT HER story THROUGH her posture and expression.

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