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J. M. W. Turner Drawings: Colour Plates

J. M. W. Turner Drawings: Colour Plates

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J. M. W. Turner Drawings: Colour Plates

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May 6, 2016
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9786050431735
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Joseph Mallord William Turner was English painter, one of the greatest and most original of all landscape painters. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolor landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism.
Publisher:
Released:
May 6, 2016
ISBN:
9786050431735
Format:
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Joseph Mallord William Turner was English painter, one of the greatest and most original of all landscape painters. His family called him Bill or William, but he is now invariably known by his initials. Precociously gifted, he became a student at the Royal Academy Schools in 1789 and first exhibited a watercolor at the Academy in 1790, when he was only 15. He studied at the Academy for four years, and during this time also had lessons from Thomas Malton, a topographical watercolorist who specialized in neat and detailed town views. From 1791 Turner began making regular sketching tours, producing many drawings of picturesque views and architectural subjects that he later sold to engravers or worked up into watercolors. At this time his work was more polished but less inventive than that of his friend Girtin. Initially he painted only in watercolor, but in 1796 he first exhibited

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