Turner: The Late Seascapesby James Hamilton
The English Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) is renowned for his sublime and dramatic landscapes and seascapes. This handsome bookwritten by Turner expert James Hamilton and published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institutefocuses primarily on the artist's spectacular seascapes dating from the 1840s, the last decade of his illustrious career. Turner: The Late Seascapes provides new and provocative insights into these powerful works, relating them to the artist's interest in poetry and drama as well as his curiosity about science, optics, and photography. Turner's extensive travels and the relationship between Turner's paintings and seventeenth-century Dutch precedents are discussed in depth. Hamilton also examines the important role of the pendant in Turner's late art, arguing that his paired works have intentional associative narrative, stylistic, and chromatic meanings. Furthermore, Hamilton traces the evolution of Turner's famous Whaling series, offering a new source for it. Including more than one hundred examples of Turner's dramatic and lively marine picturessixty of which are reproduced in full colorthis elegant book sheds fascinating new light on one of the world's most beloved artists.
Author Biography: James Hamilton is University Curator at the University of Birmingham in England and is an Honorary Fellow at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. Among his other books are the biography TurnerA Life (1997) and the exhibition catalogue Turner and the Scientists (1998).
This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (June 15-September 7, 2003); Manchester City Art Galleries, England (October 24, 2003-January 17, 2004); and the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland (dates to be announced). Published in association with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Yale University Press
- Publication date:
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >