Joseph Mallord William Turner: 150 Romantic Paintings - Romanticism by Daniel Ankele
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House
- Pages: 454
- Publication date: 2016
JOSEPH TURNER Art Book contains 150 Reproductions of Landscapes, Seascapes and Maritime Scenes with title,date and interesting facts page below. Book includes Table of Contents, thumbnail gallery and is formatted for all Kindle readers and Tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing). BORN: April 23 1775 in Covent Garden, London, England. DIED: December 19, 1851 in Chelsea, London, England. MOVEMENT: Romanticism INTERESTING FACTS: § Turner is considered one of the greatest British watercolor landscape painters of all time. § Turner studied at the Royal Academy of Art Schools in 1789, when he was only 14 years old. § Turner believed that light was the emanation of God’s spirit and painted his later works as an expression of that spirituality. § At his death, Turner left a large fortune that he hoped would support “older artists.” He previously designed and planned an almshouse for them at Twickenham with a gallery for his works. Most of his dying wishes were not honored. NOTABLE WORKS: The Grand Canal; Rain, Steam and Speed-The Great Western Railway; The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, The Slave Ship.
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