favorite artist – 3

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since i have mentioned him as one artist whose technique i would like to learn, it is only fair that i add him to my gallery of favorite artists: Turner

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Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist 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 rivaling history painting.[1] 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”[2] and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. –

so let’s have a look at his work:

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Fishermen at Sea exhibited in 1796 was the first oil painting exhibited by Turner at the Royal Academy.

i love this one because of the uniform color scheme broken only by light sprinkled throughout the painting.

in contrast the next one is resplendent with colors and hues and details – and the title is ingenious:

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The Fighting Temeraire tugged
to her last Berth to be broken up
, 1838 – oil on canvas, National Gallery, London.

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San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn
1819
Watercolour, 224 x 287 mm
Tate Gallery, London

look at that – it is almost monochrome with a dash of pinkish yellow…genius.

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