TURNER WATERCOLOURS

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TURNER WATERCOLOURS

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Author :   David Blayney Brown
Publisher :   Tate Publishing
Published :   03/10/2019
ISBN :   9781849766661
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   128
Size (mm) :   267x229x19
Weight (g) :   907

Turner's lifetime (1775-1851) was also the classic age of English
watercolour, and his mastery and perfection of the medium coincided
with its establishment as an independent art form. This volume
examines the unique body of watercolours...   Read more

Turner's lifetime (1775-1851) was also the classic age of English
watercolour, and his mastery and perfection of the medium coincided
with its establishment as an independent art form. This volume
examines the unique body of watercolours Turner produced.
Few can doubt that J.M.W. Turner was the greatest exponent of
English watercolour in its golden age. An inveterate traveller in search
of the ideal vista, he rarely left home without a rolled up, loosebound
sketchbook, pencils and a small travelling case of watercolours
in his pocket. 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 his
countless admirers since.
David Blayney Brown, one of the world's leading experts on Turner,
reveals the role watercolours played in Turner's life and work, from
those he sent for exhibition to the Royal Academy to the private
outpourings in which he compulsively experimented with light and
colour, which for a modern audience are among his most radical and
accomplished works.