JMW Turner (Masterpieces of Art)
The English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775–19 December 1851) was a brilliant landscape artist, a watercolorist and printmaker. His style, powerful and fierce, melding the elements with humankind are thought by many to have prepared the way for Impressionism. In his time he was controversial, but his focus on land and seascapes widened the palette of artists and their audience, and his impressionistic brushwork prepared the way for the fragmentation of the modern era. This wonderful new book brings to life his greatest achievements, with such paintings as The Fighting 'Temeraire’, Inside Tintern Abbey and Rain, Steam and Speed (The Great Western Railway).
Rosalind Ormiston is an author and arts journalist with a wide range of interests in art, architecture and design history. Since 2002 she has been a visiting lecturer in art and architectural history at Kingston University, London. Her publications include: Van Gogh: A Life in Letters & Art, Alphonse Mucha: Masterworks, Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art and Illustration, William Morris: Artist, Craftsman, Pioneer; and books on Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt.
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