Tischbein, the Younger

Vivienne’s Diary – April 2015

Andreas is thinking of buying a little painting we both loved when we saw it. It’s late 18th century by the painter Tischbein the younger 1751-1829. It reminds me of Watteau because of its attitude. Watteau, born 1684 and died of T.B. aged 36. He tells the truth in his paintings. You can find his work in the Wallace Collection.The ones who copy him, Pater and Lancret are there in the same room. Their paintings are decorative pieces but they don’t tell the truth – The gestures are self-conscious. (more…)

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