• William Dobson, the Lost Genius of Baroque

    From Flasherly@Flasherly@live.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sun Mar 14 01:07:31 2021
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    Not especially an elucidative biography of early 17th. c. royalist
    painter and subordinate no less to Van Dyke, nor understatedly without
    reason for a man aged but thirty-six, to have had fallen from
    monarchial court painter into debtors' imprisonment, as curtly noted
    for internment in a church ledger and burial plot.

    Without claims to ingénues, evidently, neither yet altogether the
    consummate whoremonger of his father kiln, who wasted some
    considerable posterity on the wiles of accommodating women. The
    implied temper is accorded rather one reflectively less ornately
    baroque than characteristically the candid outlook.

    A disastrous placement most certainly to be placed by staid
    Protestantisation, wherein England, within the spasms of an extracted
    civil war, pitted incontrovertibility against an artistic temperament
    and society deemed unsuited god-fearing humility meted a temporality
    of worldly concerns less crucial than the hereafter. Both
    Parliamentarians and Protestants, however, despoiled for the day to
    dissuade such as the monarch affected.

    Leaving an art critic's narrative for comparative means painting early
    arrives to master perspective, among whom, inspirationally so viewed,
    Dobson is framed and presented.

    Interesting, no doubt, by comparative treatment of dramatic treatment
    and a generation and some lapse ensuing. A relatively short time if
    wistfully to subject a direct viewpoint of works placed within
    third-person narrative of recorded events surrounding them, and the second-person appraisal given form by Mr. Turner*, another British
    artist of a subsequent, early impressionistic mold.

    (* https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2473794/ )
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