Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) | Art UK
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‘Sea and Sky, ?English Coast’, Joseph Mallord William Turner, c.1832 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Sea and Sky, ?English Coast’, Joseph Mallord William Turner, c.1832 The modern concept of abstraction would not have been understood or endorsed in the nineteenth century, even by an artist as experimental as Turner. He would not have intended these late, loose colour beginnings to have been exhibited during his lifetime. Nevertheless, in each of these works the elements of the composition are reduced to the barest representation of sea and sky. These private, informal…
J M W Turner watercolors at the Scottish National Gallery
J.M.W. Turner, The Piazzetta, Venice, 1840. Watercolour and gouache and pen and ink, with scraping out on paper, 22.1 x 32.1 cm. Scottish National Gallery. In keeping with a century-old tradition, New Year’s Day at the Scottish National Gallery will be marked by the opening of the annual exhibition of watercolours by J M W Turner (1775–1851). In his 1900 bequest to the gallery, Henry Vaughan, a London art collector who amassed an outstanding group of watercolours by the British painter…
Joseph Mallord William Turner: Colchester
In 1825 Turner was commissioned to produce designs for a series of engravings. Colchester shows the artist grappling with the challenges of producing watercolors intended for engraving. He developed a technique of layering careful finishes of stippling over color washes. The figures chasing a hare allude to the witch hunts that took place in Colchester during the English Civil