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Turner as Draughtsman looks at the artist's practice of drawing in various media (pen, pencil and chalk as well as watercolour and oil paint), an aspect of Turner's work which has hitherto received very little attention. Andrew Wilson shows that, while Turner's art has always been celebrated for its atmospheric breadth and freedom of handling, he based his working procedures throughout his career on the discipline of drawing in outline, which was an essential element in the grand strategy by which he achieved his formidable results. An important section of the book is devoted to the vexed question of Turner's drawing of the human figure, and the crucial role played by the figure both in his conception of landscape and in his ambitious attempts to master all of the genres of fashionable contemporary art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754600268
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : could Turner draw ? 1
2 Turner's history of drawing 13
3 The rudiments of draughtsmanship 21
4 Early influences 45
5 A mature shorthand 63
6 Line and colour 83
7 Drawing and painting 103
8 Turner's humanity 111
9 Conclusion 141
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