catonhottinroof:

Joseph Mallord William Turner       The Fifth Plague of Egypt, 1800

catonhottinroof:

Joseph Mallord William Turner       The Fifth Plague of Egypt, 1800

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detailsofpaintings:

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Fishermen at Sea
1796
Detail

detailsofpaintings:

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Fishermen at Sea

1796

Detail

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snowce:

JMW Turner, Goldau, 1843

snowce:

JMW Turner, Goldau, 1843

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katzcats:

Joseph Mallord William Turner  -  The Harbour of Brest: The Quayside and Château c.1826-8

katzcats:

Joseph Mallord William Turner  -  The Harbour of Brest: The Quayside and Château c.1826-8

weatheredwood:

I was having a rough time at the end of my travels and wandering about the Tate Modern alone, earphones in. I was wandering slowly and deliberately around the third floor when I came across this piece, Yacht Approaching The Coast by J.M.W Turner, whilst listening to Ólafur Arnalds, and that is the story of how I cried in an art museum in London. 

weatheredwood:

I was having a rough time at the end of my travels and wandering about the Tate Modern alone, earphones in. I was wandering slowly and deliberately around the third floor when I came across this piece, Yacht Approaching The Coast by J.M.W Turner, whilst listening to Ólafur Arnalds, and that is the story of how I cried in an art museum in London. 

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ufansius:

Dunstanburgh Castle - J. M. W. Turner

ufansius:

Dunstanburgh Castle - J. M. W. Turner

cardboardboxtechnology:

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, by J.M.W. Turner, 1834. Watercolor studies from his sketchbook. Tate Britain. 

The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834, by J.M.W. Turner, 1834 - 35. Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

“Shortly before 7 o’clock last night the inhabitants of Westminster, and of the districts on the opposite bank of the river, were thrown into the utmost confusion and alarm by the sudden breaking out of one of the most terrific conflagrations that has been witnessed for many years past… . The Houses of the Lords and Commons and the adjacent buildings were on fire.”

So wrote the London Times on October 17, 1834. Turner witnessed the event, along with tens of thousands of spectators, and recorded what he saw in quick sketches that became the basis for this painting. Flames consume Saint Stephen’s Hall, the House of Commons, and eerily illuminate the towers of Westminster Abbey, which would be spared. On the right the exaggerated scale and plunging perspective of Westminster Bridge intensify the drama of the scene, which Turner observed from the south bank of the Thames River.

These incredible sketches are on view at Tate Britain. The epic final painting is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

nisakuv:

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Vision of Medea, 1828

nisakuv:

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Vision of Medea, 1828

volcanology:

Alps at the day break - Joseph Mallord William Turner 1834

volcanology:

Alps at the day break - Joseph Mallord William Turner 1834

lyghtmylife:

Joseph Mallord William Turner
[English Romantic Painter, 1775-1851]
The Death of Actaeon, with a Distant View of Montjovet, Val d’Aosta, 1837
oil on canvas
Tate Britain - London (United Kingdom)

lyghtmylife:

Joseph Mallord William Turner

[English Romantic Painter, 1775-1851]

The Death of Actaeon, with a Distant View of Montjovet, Val d’Aosta, 1837

oil on canvas

Tate Britain - London (United Kingdom)

showmethe-monet:

Joseph Mallord William Turner On the Thames 1807

showmethe-monet:

Joseph Mallord William Turner On the Thames 1807

post-impressionisms:

Sun Rising Through the Vapor, Joseph Mallard William Turner. 1807.

post-impressionisms:

Sun Rising Through the Vapor, Joseph Mallard William Turner. 1807.


Evening Star (detail), J. M. W.  Turner.

Evening Star (detail), J. M. W.  Turner.

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r-colored:

art history meme | artists [7/8]

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1175 - 1851)

 Demonstrating mastery of watercolor, oil painting, and etching, his voluminous output ranges from depictions of local topography to atmospheric renderings of fearsome storms and awe-inspiring terrain. Though profoundly influenced by landscapists and history painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Turner was an innovator who has been hailed as a forerunner of modernist abstraction… In the 1810s and 1820s, he produced series of small-scale topographical watercolors in which he evoked forms by layering blocks of color according to a classification system of “light” and “dark” colors that challenged many assumptions of contemporary color theory. (x)

kutxx:

1.
Joseph Mallord William Turner
San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn
1819, watercolour, Tate Gallery, London

kutxx:

1.

Joseph Mallord William Turner

San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn

1819, watercolour, Tate Gallery, London

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