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Turner's Modern And Ancient Ports.  Passages through Time.

Turner's Modern And Ancient Ports. Passages through Time.

Turner's Modern And Ancient Ports. Passages through Time.

$37.50

Turner, Joseph Mallord William.   Galassi, Susan Grace + others.
Yale 2017
SKU: S02957

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.

168 pp.  Cl.  B/W + Color illus.