J.M.W.Turner

J.M.W.Turner

Paperback British Artists

By (author) Sam Smiles

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  • Publisher: TATE PUBLISHING
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 238mm x 8mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1854373331
  • ISBN 13: 9781854373335
  • Illustrations note: 60 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 661,029

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J.M.W. Turner was an original and prolific painter who produced effects such as dissolving form, rendering diaphanous expanses of light, and using colour with subtlety and control. Turner used not only his powers of natural observation, but was also intensely involved with the culture of his times, using landscape as a vehicle for ruminations on society, politics, and the human condition. This work assesses the range and complexity of Turner's work, investigating his artistic and literary influences and interpreting his political views. However, it focuses primarily on describing the evolution of his approach techniques - from his early detailed topographical watercolours to his later almost abstract paintings, which foreshadowed modernism.

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Turner's legacy; the making of an artist; painting and meaning; picturing Britain; the fascination of Europe; the contemporary scene; the late work.