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Edward Robert Hughes

Edward Robert Hughes

Edward Robert Hughes was a Victorian painter at the periphery of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, and was the nephew of the painter Arthur Hughes.

Edward Hughes was for a time a studio assistant to William Holman Hunt, and is credited for having worked on some of the elder artist's best known works, including Lady of Shallot and Light of the World.

Hughes often worked in watercolor and gouache, creating elegantly rendered and highly detailed works that moved away from the Pre-Raphaelite style toward Symbolism.


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  1. The link for #7
    Watercolour – Night with her Train of Stars
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  2. On the term ‘bodycolour’ the following query result: Gouache, in art, a form of watercolour that uses opaque pigments rather than the usual transparent watercolor pigments. Gouache colours are produced by adding white pigment to regular watercolour paint. Although gouache lacks the delicate luminosity of regular (aquarelle) watercolour addition, the tendency of gouache colours to lighten on drying makes possible a wide range of pearly or pastel-like effects. Gouache was first employed by the ancient Egyptians, who used honey to bind their pigments. Gouache was widely used in the Middle Ages for illuminated manuscripts, and it became particularly popular in the 18th century, when the French painter François Boucher was an acknowledged master at exploiting its mother-of-pearl quality. Gouache has been widely used in the 20th century by artists who find its thick impasto (heavy paint layer) ideal for modern expressionist effects.
    For the English readers I added the u to the word colour.