Tuesday, January 15, 2013

William Turner

Ship in a Storm (ca. 1823-6)

Three Seascapes (1827)

Fort Vimieux (1831)

StaffaFingal's Cave, 1832

The Scarlet Sunset, c.1830-40

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons (detail) (1834-35)

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, c.1837

The Fighting Temeraire (1839)

Venice, San Giorgio Maggiore at Sunset, from the Hotel Europa (1840)

A Paddle Steamer in a Storm, 1841

Sunrise with Sea Monsters, Oil on canvas, c.1845

Venice - Looking East from the Giudecca sunrise

San Giorgio Maggiore in the morning

Giudecca, la Madonna della Salute and San Giorgio

Joseph Mallord William "J. M. W." Turner, RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was a British Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. 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 watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism.
source: wikipedia