Turner

Turner At fifteen Turner was already exhibiting View of Lambeth He soon acquired the reputation of an immensely clever watercolourist A disciple of Girtin and Cozens he showed in his choice and presentatio

  • Title: Turner
  • Author: Eric Shanes
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  • At fifteen, Turner was already exhibiting View of Lambeth He soon acquired the reputation of an immensely clever watercolourist A disciple of Girtin and Cozens, he showed in his choice and presentation of theme a picturesque imagination which seemed to mark him out for a brilliant career as an illustrator He travelled, first in his native land and then on several occasiAt fifteen, Turner was already exhibiting View of Lambeth He soon acquired the reputation of an immensely clever watercolourist A disciple of Girtin and Cozens, he showed in his choice and presentation of theme a picturesque imagination which seemed to mark him out for a brilliant career as an illustrator He travelled, first in his native land and then on several occasions in France, the Rhine Valley, Switzerland and Italy He soon began to look beyond illustration However, even in works in which we are tempted to see only picturesque imagination, there appears his dominant and guiding ideal of lyric landscape His choice of a single master from the past is an eloquent witness for he studied profoundly such canvases of Claude as he could find in England, copying and imitating them with a marvellous degree of perfection His cult for the great painter never failed He desired his Sun Rising through Vapour and Dido Building Carthage to be placed in the National Gallery side by side with two of Claude s masterpieces And, there, we may still see them and judge how legitimate was this proud and splendid homage It was only in 1819 that Turner went to Italy, to go again in 1829 and 1840 Certainly Turner experienced emotions and found subjects for reverie which he later translated in terms of his own genius into symphonies of light and colour Ardour is tempered with melancholy, as shadow strives with light Melancholy, even as it appears in the enigmatic and profound creation of Albrecht D rer, finds no home in Turner s protean fairyland what place could it have in a cosmic dream Humanity does not appear there, except perhaps as stage characters at whom we hardly glance Turner s pictures fascinate us and yet we think of nothing precise, nothing human, only unforgettable colours and phantoms that lay hold on our imaginations Humanity really only inspires him when linked with the idea of death a strange death, a lyrical dissolution like the finale of an opera.

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    1. Turner stretched the paper onboard and after plunging them into water, he dropped the colours onto the paper while it was wet, making marblings and gradations throughout the work.His completing process was marvelously rapid, for he indicated his masses and incidents, took out half-lights, scraped out highlights and dragged, hatched and stippled until the design was finished.This short introduction to the paintings by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1881) is excellent given its superb selecti [...]

    2. This book is an accessible overview of J.M.W. Turner's life as an artist, and of his work. It took me all of an afternoon to read it. It is well illustrated with several of his works. I was astonished by how much he had achieved at a young age. By the age of 26 he became a Royal Academician. Turner seems to have been an unprepossessing individual, but his work was incomparable. He left an enormous body of work, a wonderful gift to the British nation as well as to the world at large.For a more co [...]

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