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By Martin J. Postle | Comments: ( 838 ) | Date: ( Oct 24, 2019 )

Joshua Reynolds The Creation of Celebrity examines one of England s greatest portrait painters in the social, political, and cultural context of a century that cultivated a very modern notion of fame This new approach to Reynolds 17231792 considers his life and career in terms of a conscious quest for celebrity Reynolds surrounded himself with the most famous men an Joshua Reynolds The Creation of Celebrity examines one of England s greatest portrait painters in the social, political, and cultural context of a century that cultivated a very modern notion of fame This new approach to Reynolds 17231792 considers his life and career in terms of a conscious quest for celebrity Reynolds surrounded himself with the most famous men and women of his time His portraits served to create, reinforce, and advertise not only his subjects reputations but also his own It is, therefore, no surprise that Reynolds made no fewer than 27 self portraits in which he purposefully perpetuated his well crafted public image as an artist, an academic, and a knight Published to accompany a major Tate exhibition, this book features many of Reynolds s most famous and beautiful portraits Sections consider the friendships Reynolds cultivated with the famous and infamous figures of his time, among them politicians, courtesans, writers, war heroes, and aristocrats These flamboyant and influential subjects helped to promote and sustain Reynolds s distinguished career and, ultimately, to secure his enduring popularity with audiences today.


  • Title: Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity
  • Author: Martin J. Postle
  • ISBN: 9781854375643
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Martin J. Postle

Martin Postle is a senior curator at Tate.



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