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Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports : Passages Through Time (Hardcover) (Susan Grace Galassi & Ian Warrell

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An engaging look at one of the central motifs in the work of the great 19th-century painter

Widely considered Britain’s greatest painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) is best known for his light-filled landscapes and seascapes. A relentless traveler, Turner often turned his artistic attention to the theme of modern and ancient ports. In the mid-1820s, Turner exhibited two monumental, and controversial, paintings of ports: Cologne and Dieppe. Shocking for their intense luminosity and yellow tonality, as well as for Turner’s unorthodox handling of paint, these works marked a transition in the artist’s career as he moved away from naturalism and toward a new, poetic topography.
This in-depth study of these two seminal paintings also addresses a wide selection of Turner’s works in both oil and watercolor from the 1820s, placing them in the context of radical changes in British social and economic structures taking place at the time. Drawing from period travel accounts, contemporary critical commentary, and new technical analyses of Turner’s work, this magnificently illustrated book brings a fresh, new perspective to the pivotal middle years of Turner’s career.  
Number of Pages: 163
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Susan Grace Galassi & Ian Warrell & Joanna Sheers Seidenstein
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2017
TCIN: 51560967
UPC: 9780300223149
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-9165
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