Painting

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Painters in Bath

 

  • In Bath, draughtsmen played on the regular architectural motifs of classical architecture seen from different angles and heights of viewpoint.

 

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Artists’ views of Edinburgh

 

  • In Edinburgh, painters emphasised vistas combining the Old Town with the rectilinear New Town.

 

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London and the painters

 

  • In London, artists found visual means of rendering the multiple spaces of a metropolis.

 

 

Cityscapes (though the word dates from the 20th century) developed as part of landscape painting; they were called “views”. To define the pictorial field of vision, painters used optical devices.

 

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