Jean-Etienne Liotard
04.07.2015−13.09.2015
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, Scotland, United Kingdom


A stunning exhibition celebrating one of the greatest artists of the eighteenth century. The work of Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-89) has been rarely exhibited and this is the first time it will be comprehensively celebrated in Britain.

Liotard enjoyed a long career and his finest portraits display an astonishing hyper-realism achieved through a combination of incredible, intense observation and remarkable technical skills. He excelled at the delicate art of pastel, but also drew, painted in oil, created enamels, and was a refined miniaturist and printmaker. His activity was prodigious: Liotard wrote a treatise on painting, was a collector, a dealer, a traveller and an artistic innovator. In the age of Mozart and Casanova, he was a key international figure whose achievement deserves to be better known.

Highlights of this important show include famous portraits, startling self-portraits, and brilliant experiments with genre and still-life subjects from the end of his career.

Image: Jean-Étienne LIOTARD (1702-1789), Princess Louisa Anne (1749-1768) , 1754, Pastel on vellum, 40 × 30 cm, Generously loaned by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

https://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/on-now-coming-soon/jean-etienne-liotard/liotard-his-life-and-work

 

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