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J.M.W. Turner by Ian Warrell

J.M.W. Turner

by Ian Warrell

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God, I wish I had been able to see this exhibition in person. Poring over these plates, even with a magnifying glass, can provide only so much pleasure. Kind of like only being able to smell the liver while it's cooking. ( )
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Height: 29.5 cm and Width: 24.4 cm. 165 paintings listed and 56 figure illustrations.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 185437690X, Hardcover)

Widely regarded as one of the greatest figures in the history of art, J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) had a profound influence on the development of Impressionism.

What is less known is that his influence spread far beyond Europe, and provided a foundational model for American artists challenged with tackling the vast panoramas of the New World.

J.M.W. Turner, accompanying the largest exhibition of his work ever presented in the US, shows how Turner’s revolutionary depictions of light, color and atmospherics in the landscape—combined with his understanding of the sublime in nature—made him among the most acclaimed and keenly studied European artists in the New World. Landscape painting was seen as the art form most closely allied to the identity of the newly independent nation, and Turner’s majestic works served as a model for a new generation of American painters.


National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 1, 2007–January 6, 2008
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, February 10, 2008–May 18, 2008
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 23, 2008–September 21, 2008

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Accompanying the largest ever touring exhibition of Turner's works in the USA, this book explores the artist's legacy and the importance of his ideas for succeeding generations of painters on both sides of the Atlantic.

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