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Angel in the sun : Turner's vision of history

Author: Gerald E Finley
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
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J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), widely known as perhaps the most eminent landscape painter of the romantic era, considered himself particularly a painter of historical landscapes. His distinctive landscapes were often enriched with symbolism and allegory that set them apart from those of his artist contemporaries and mystified his audiences. Angel in the Sun is an unconventional study of the richness and complexity of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Finley, Gerald E.
Angel in the sun.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998
Named Person: J M W Turner; J M W Turner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald E Finley
ISBN: 9780773567313 0773567313 1282855174 9781282855175
OCLC Number: 767669358
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: CONTENTS --
1 Turner and History: A Brief Introduction --
2 The Louvre and the Royal Academy Lectures --
3 Greece and Italy --
4 The Dynamics of Myth and Legend --
5 Rural Retreats --
6 In memory's mystic band: Commemorating the Past and Present --
7 Let my words / Out live the maker --
8 Steam Triumphant: Bane or Benefit? --
9 The Terrible Muses: Astronomy and Geology --
10 Biblical History: Fall to Apocalypse --
11 Light and Colour: Theory and Practice 12 The dark'ning Deluge: Shade and Darkness and Light and Colour, the Late Deluge PicturesEPILOGUE --
APPENDIX: Daniel Wilson and Regulus --
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Responsibility: Gerald Finley.
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Offers an unconventional study of the richness and complexity of J M W Turner's vision of history as revealed through his drawings and paintings. It includes over 130 illustrations in colour, and  Read more...


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"A worthy addition to Turner studies. Finley is an established scholar in the field and his book is highly original, even provocative in places. Angel in the Sun offers new interpretations of both Read more...

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