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J.M.W. Turner by Franklin Kelly
Book DescriptionWidely regarded as one of the greatest landscape painters in the history of art, Turner's influence on the development of Impressionism has been well documented. What has been less explored is the way his influence spread beyond Europe, providing a foundational model for American artists challenged with tackling the vast panoramas of the New World. Landscape painting was seen as the art form most closely allied to the identity of the newly independent nation which encompassed an unparalleled diversity of landscape scenery. Turner's revolutionary depictions of light, colour and atmospherics in the landscape coupled with his understanding of the sublime in nature made him among the most acclaimed and keenly studied European artists in the New World. Accompanying the largest ever touring exhibition of Turner's works in the USA, J.M.W. Turner will explore the artist's legacy and the importance of his ideas for succeeding generations of painters on both sides of the Atlantic. Written by leading Turner scholars from Britain and America, the book will be extensively illustrated in full colour throughout, providing both an overview of Turner's career and an exploration of Turner's relevance to the USA today and to American art history. Containing new research by some of the world's leading authorities on Turner and North American landscape painting, and combining expertise from British and American museums and institutions, this publication will prove invaluable to all with a serious interest in one of history's most influential and remarkable artists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854375698
(297mm x 245mm x mm)
Imprint: Tate Publishing
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Franklin Kelly
Thomas Cole, Hardback (April 2016)
Accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, New York, May 1-October 30, 2016 and the Columbus Museum of Art, November 18, 2016-February 12, 2017.
American Paintings of the 19th Century, Hardback (January 1997)» View all books by Franklin Kelly
In the age of Charles Darwin and John Ruskin, nineteenth-century American artists sought to imitate the truths of nature. This title discusses Winslow Homer's "Breezing Up" (A Fair Wind), one of nine paintings by the artist in the Gallery's collection and several works by Thomas Eakins, including "The Biglin Brothers Racing".
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Author Biography - Franklin Kelly
Ian Warrell is one of the world's leading authorities on Turner. He is a Tate curator and the author of Turner in Venice. Franklin Kelly of the National Gallery of Art, Washington is the author of Frederic Edwin Church and Winslow Homer.
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