J. M. W. Turner,

J. M. W. Turner, "That Greatest of Landscape Painters": Watercolors from London Museums

by University of Washington Press, Ian Warrell, Andrew Wilton, David B. Brown
     
 

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Watercolors by the renowned 19th-century visionary, Joseph Mallord William Turner, illuminate the British artist's impact on his younger contemporary, American Thomas Moran. An essay by Richard Townsend fully outlines for the first time Turner's conceptual, compositional, and stylistic influence on Moran. Turner's influence spanned Moran's lifetime, from boyhood, when

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Watercolors by the renowned 19th-century visionary, Joseph Mallord William Turner, illuminate the British artist's impact on his younger contemporary, American Thomas Moran. An essay by Richard Townsend fully outlines for the first time Turner's conceptual, compositional, and stylistic influence on Moran. Turner's influence spanned Moran's lifetime, from boyhood, when he studied Turner's prints, to his tours as an adult of the same sites where Turner had drawn decades before.

Additional contributions include an overview of Turner's life and art by Andrew Wilton, a discussion of the impact on Moran of Turner's historic landscapes by David Blayney Brown, and an examination of the displays of the Turner Bequest in London during the 1850s and 60s, which Moran visited, by Ian Warrell. Judith Walsh provides a comparative examination of the watercolor techniques of both artists.

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Published in conjunction with The Philbrook Museum of Art 1998 exhibition of 42 examples of Turner's work collected from the major London galleries. Also documents a related exhibition, "Near Turner's Point of View: Paintings by J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Moran" and examines the scope and depth of the artistic relationship between the two painters. Six illustrated essays precede the catalogue section in which color reproductions are accompanied by full entries and are placed in context through an overview of the artists' life and aesthetic intentions. No index. Oversize: 10x11.5<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780866590143
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
10.12(w) x 12.09(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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