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1 William Turner

Artist J.M.W.Turner 1775 – 1851. Perhaps the most famous English Romantic landscape artist. He became known as ‘the painter of light’. Art history in the making for all modern art can be said to derive from Romanticism, by artist Douglas Carpenter.

Turner was not an easy man to understand, and he did not try to be. Introverted by nature, he became increasingly solitary as the years went by. He never spoke of his mother, who had died insane in a time when the medical profession’s understanding of mental illness was scarcely above the witch-doctor stage. He never wed, and he observed such a strict secrecy about his relationships with his two successive mistresses (by which he is known to have fathered at least two children) that it is difficult if not impossible to know what they may have meant to him. His only publicly-acknowledged close relationship was with his father, who became his studio assistant and general factotum for many years and whose death was said to be emotionally devastating to the son.

 Dover Castle small 1 William Turner English Towns Wonderful watercolour pictures of English towns by J.M.W.Turner includes a slide show. Joseph Mallord William Turner (b. 23-4-1775, d. 19-12-1851, both in London) is probably England’s greatest landscape and marine artists. Certainly he was one of the most under appreciated.
turner caernarvan small 1 William Turner English Rivers in watercolour by J.M.W.Turner English Rivers (slideshow needs Broadband) Turner entered the Royal Academy Schools at the age of fourteen and began his career painting watercolours. His first employment was as a topographical draftsman, in which capacity he travelled around England in the early 1790s
7a99cd8a 1 William Turner J.M.W.Turner, R.A.The ‘Liber Studiorum’ 1820 – 1835: from the book “The Turner Gallery” Vol 3. including description. Turner studied the science of light and colour, the theory in particular that yellow was closest colour to the production of white light in painting. Amongst his contemporaries he was a unique artist, both in freeing himself from all past artist traditions and art movements.
56c54fb5 1 William Turner Paintings of Venice in oil by J.M.W.Turner, plus slideshow (needs Broadband) Venice, Italy, consists of 120 islands situated on the Adriatic Sea, which make it a unique city with canals rather than roads. It uses boats instead of cars.  Their taxi’s and lorries are also boats.

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Fighting Temeraire History of this great Turner painting This picture is perhaps the best known of all Turner’s pictures, and it is one which, like “Crossing the Brook,” appeals to all. In these two works-one the most perfect work of his earliest, s the other of his latest style

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English Castles Romantic art pictures by J.M.W.Turner English landscape artist, a Londoner born and bred, went to the Royal Academy School of art when he was only 15 years old. One year later his picture was accepted in the Summer Exhibition of 1790. Elected an Associate of the Academy, which was very supportive of his free art style that evolved after his study of the Classic artist movement of old Master painters.

The Blue Rigi Lake of Lucerne Sunrise small 1 William Turner Turner Gallery some famous other less known Turner’s groundbreaking use of watercolour, which spanned his career, culminated in the early 1840s with a series of transcendent views of Swiss lakes and mountains.
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Chronology opinions on Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851). One of the finest landscape artists was William Turner, whose work was exhibited when he was still a teenager. His entire life was devoted to his art. Unlike many artists of his era, he was successful throughout his career.

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