Definition of grand manner in English:

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(the grand manner)
  • 1A style considered appropriate for noble and stately matters: formal dining in the grand manner
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    • To write a biography in the grand manner of a figure so copiously analysed already must have been a monumental challenge.
    • By the same token, it is hard to envisage them flourishing unless he emerges from the doldrums to bid farewell in the grand manner.
    • Gary Fellows was trapped leg before without scoring but Michael Lumb ended the match in the grand manner with a big six.
  • 1.1 (the Grand Manner) The lofty and rhetorical manner of historical painting exemplified by Raphael and Poussin.
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    • From 1760, when he exhibited Niobe (New Haven, Yale Center for British Art) his work included historical landscapes in the Grand Manner alongside Claudean depictions of English views.
    • Finally in Rome, the ornate classical style led the way to and was transposed into the Grand Manner that became popular after the death of Raphael.
    • Painted from life, the portrait was originally destined for Independence Hall and is conceived as a state portrait in the Grand Manner.

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