DescriptionA true free radical of his era, J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) was known as 'the painter of light' and was a revelation for the Impressionist movement. This traveller-landscapist's paintings intensified over time to definitively leave figurative reality behind, offering instead a luminous vision transfigured by nature. A visionary ahead of his time, his art was received with much controversy. In step with his life, his last years were synonymous with self-denial for the benefit of his art, and upon his death he bequeathed over 20,000 works to the British state.
February 01, 2015
4.3 X 0.5 X 5.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Klaus H. Carl is the author of numerous works on the history of great cities, and is also a well-known photographer of flora and fauna. A teacher by profession, he is currently devoting himself to a monumental History of Art. Victoria Charles received her Ph.D in art history. She has published extensively on art history and contributed to Art Information, an international guide to contemporary art. She is also a regular contributor to journals and magazines