Turner As Draughtsman

Turner As Draughtsman

by Andrew Wilton, J. M. W. Turner
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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

1Introduction : could Turner draw ?1
2Turner's history of drawing13
3The rudiments of draughtsmanship21
4Early influences45
5A mature shorthand63
6Line and colour83
7Drawing and painting103
8Turner's humanity111
9Conclusion141

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