The whole scene is not possible for modern eyes at least, but what makes you look twice is the hat.
Red, white and black, it rises vertically, nearly 3 feet from the wearer's head, a young woman in her 20 s;
Even on Royal Ascot's Ladies Day, from the giant anemone to a pair of pheasant, this year's female cap style will attract a surprising look.
The rest of the costume is barely as impressive: a complete
White silk gown with a royal blue bow of dinner plate size on the corset covered with a navy and white shawl.
Pink slippers, of course.
Don't forget the pink slippers.
This is a fisherman. Angling.
It is always instructive to overthrow our preconceptions, and this print from 1780 will certainly do so.
If we had an image of a angler today, it was almost a military figure, an action man in a monotonous brown and olive green camouflage suit, able to fit into the bank background (
The most famous 20-
Richard Walker, a century fisherman, even dyed his handkerchief yellow.
You don't want a white flash to remind trout when you rub your nose. )
However, there is no problem with mixing in this colored mezzotint.
Only stand up.
How do you climb up the fish with candy on your head and look like a full Fish
Archery target size?
However, you see, the angel-like anglers, as she has seen, have caught something and have not even stained her pink slippers.
She is only one of the most well-dressed women on the 18 th.
Seen by the river in silk and satellites, ribbons and hats, century-old female fishermen with sticks in their hands, he unexpectedly shines on us from the new history of British fishing visual performance in the past 300 s.
David bezley's fishing image is an encyclopedia set of works by more than 300 artists and artisans, however, it is a social history and an art history because it is not about painting or painting, but printmaking, for centuries, is the only form of visual mass communication, and only in this way can people see what they are interested in.
We tend to forget this.
A century and a half after the emergence of photography, we have become accustomed to the universal existence of images and its simple creation, so that we forget how important the prints are and the efforts to make them, how skilled are the great printing practitioners-
The production techniques are: woodcarving, engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, drying point, printmaking, screen printing.
One of the attractions of Beazley's book is that the technical background is everywhere and doesn't look noticeable, allowing the reader to feel the methods and processes.
Woodcut is a pattern on a piece of wood. It is the earliest printmaking form used in China 1,500 years ago.
Until the 15 th century, engraving and etching on metal plates invented in Germany, usually copper: the process of the moderators is to cut with tools and convert the artist's design into a mark on the copper surface (engraving)
Or bite with acid (etching)
Sometimes there are both.
Metal plates are also used at Mezzotint, aquatint and dry point;
Stone is used for stone printing and textile is used for screen printing.
The German Renaissance artist, Albrecht doer, may be the first great copywriter in Europe.
Some would say this is the greatest thing ever.
At the beginning of the 16 th century, he used his own bronze image to engrave the bronze image all over the mainland, but in the United Kingdom, the official establishment of prints is still nearly 200.
Although Beazley's series began with Francis Barlow's fishing scene design, etched in 1671 by vazraf holler and ended his death in 1971 with a trout pattern of Norman Wilkinson fishing, before what he called "photos," about 1750 to 1850 was at the heart of the century.
The technology of mechanical printing such as photocopying has emerged.
To some extent, the late Georgian and early Victorian eras were the golden age of British prints (
Roughly correspond to the golden age of the post).
From the terrain to politics, there is a growing desire for a wide variety of images from the popular audience: From the point of view of Valls and Dales, with the rise of landscape art, one of the most popular genres for the brutal political cartoons of Gire and rolanson is sports printing, showing scenes of racing with horses and jockeys, as well as more animated images of hunting, shooting and fishing.
But while antique hunting prints are endlessly catalogued, we are all familiar with the rest of the hotel from thousands (
There are hardly so many photos)
Fishing prints, paintings and images were largely ignored: the last serious study, the fishing of Walter Shaw Sparrow in British art, had been done as early as 1923
Beazley saved the forgotten corner of British art from obscurity. He did this to bring fascinating light to British social history.
Because if fishing is the most popular participating movement in the country today, with more than 3 million followers, then it is clearly popular in the whole society in Georgia and the Victorian era, even if the device is more lo-tech (
Many Poles have no reels, just a line fixed at the end of the pole)
The uniforms of the upper class are formal: Gentleman anglers at the water's edge wear dresses and smooth black hats.
In fact, there are also fashionable ladies at the water's edge, which is one of Beazley's surprises, but, he wrote: "In the second half of the 18 th century, fishing examples often show that both men and women are involved, whether it's family, friends or lovers.
"There's more than that.
"Ladies," he said, "they are often used as a parable to capture the interest of men, and he revealed that the poem attached to the print of the Angel anglers is:" Once victory, with your hands and eyes, you turn fish and people into your prizes, and while we are after delightful slavery, I am afraid that you will attract us for sports.
"In fact, the woman in the outrageous hat is the pin of the Georgian anglers --up.
Beazley, a former marketing executive and keen fisherman who has been collecting fishing prints for 25 years, is now a recognized British expert;
This is his personal expertise and his passion, providing information for the collection of more than 350 pictures (
Carefully pieced together by his publisher, Tim Benn)
It shows off from elegant fishing parties to poachers chasing salmon, from fishing monks to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and their three youngest children on board the Virginia Water in Surrey
The book will attract more people than anglers: starting before the invention of photography, opening it is like stumbling to see a lost color photo album.
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