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Series B, Week 11

Series B, Week 11


Your Art Class Visits Gainsborough


Thomas Gainsborough painted the work titled "The Blue Boy" in 1770. Gainsborough (1727-1788) helped start the "Royal Academy of Art" in England that still helps artists today. Your Art Class should find it interesting that the reason Gainsborough did the painting of a wealthy man's son using mainly blue was to prove a critic wrong. History notes that the art critic Joshua Reynolds had commented that blue could not be used as a main color in a painting. Gainsborough did just that with his famous painting, "The Blue Boy." So remember that you do not need to worry about any art critics. Do art your own way

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