Turner Watercolours

Turner Watercolours

by David Blayney Brown
     
 

J.M.W. Turner's lifetime (1775-1851). was also the classic age of the English watercolor, and his mastery and perfection of the medium coincided with its establishment as an independent art form. He rarely left his home without a sketchbook, pencils, and a small traveling case of watercolors. He exploited as no one before him the medium's luminosity and

Overview

J.M.W. Turner's lifetime (1775-1851). was also the classic age of the English watercolor, and his mastery and perfection of the medium coincided with its establishment as an independent art form. He rarely left his home without a sketchbook, pencils, and a small traveling case of watercolors. He exploited as no one before him the medium's luminosity and transparency, conjuring light effects on English meadows and Venetian lagoons and gauzy mists over mountains and lakes. Extraordinary in his own time, he has continued to thrill countless admirers since.

In an extensive and illuminating introduction, internationally acclaimed Turner expert David Blayney Brown provides a context to the watercolors and a background to the Tate's unrivalled collection of Turner's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854377715
Publisher:
Tate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

David Blayney Brown is a Tate curator, responsible for the Turner Collection.

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