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Turner, 1775-1851 : the world of light and colour

Author: Michael Bockemuhl
Publisher: Köln, Germany : Taschen, [2015] ©2015
Series: Basic art series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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As a blind person might see the world if the gift of sight were suddenly returned - this is how we might describe the effect of William Turner's paintings on the observer. John Ruskin, Turner's uncompromising 19th-century defender, alluded to this idea when he spoke of an "innocence of the eye" which perceived the world's colours and forms before it could recognize their significance. But to develop such a style,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Named Person: J M W Turner; J M W Turner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bockemuhl
ISBN: 3836504545 9783836504546
OCLC Number: 929386159
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm.
Series Title: Basic art series.
Responsibility: Michael Bockemühl.

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Enter a world of ravishing light and color. English Romanticist J. M. W. Turner transformed the essence of landscape painting from serene contemplative scenes to pictures pulsating with life, as if  Read more...

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