Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Episode 70: Turner

Welcome to season 3! Here we are at the start of another year and we're really excited for all the new topics we'll discuss, the places we will visit, and the artists and experts we will be interviewing this season! We hope you stick around and offer up your thoughts on topics in art history. Now onto Turner.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, was a British Romantic landscape painter who was known his studies in atmosphere and color and was often called the "painter of light". He entered the Royal Academy of Art in 1789 at the age of 14 and ten years later he was elected an associate and taught perspective, a common area of study for a landscape painter.

In his lifetime Turner was loved by the British people and upon his death bequeathed a large portion of his work to the people of Britain. You can view many of his paintings at the National Gallery in London.

JMW Turner, Self-portrait, c. 1799

van de Velde the Younger, Ships on a Stormy Sea, c. 1672
Turner, Dutch Boats in a Gale, 1801
Turner, Dido Building Carthage, 1815
Turner, Rain Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway, 1844

Turner, Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps, 1812

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  1. Thank you ladies and welcome back! :)

    This was a really cool episode. I saw an exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden with Monet, Turner and Twombly and I fell in love with Turner... His paintings are amazing, and my favorites are the Slave Ship and War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet!

  2. We're glad you enjoyed the episode and we're really excited about season 3! Turner is one of my all time favorite artists (Julia here), I just love his use of color, a great example is The Exile and the Rock Limpet, which I had never seen before until now. The reds are so amazing!


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