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This generously illustrated volume on the work of Turner makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation. Perhaps the best-loved English romantic painter, Turner became known as "the painter of light." The use of brilliant watercolour characterizes his numerous landscapes. Traveling throughout Europe, Turner captured the vitality of urban and pastoral scenes. As he developed his technique, his paintings took on the quality of pure luminescence, paving the way for the Impressionist era to come. Overflowing with images, the book offers full-page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details, which allow every aspect of the artist's technique and oeuvre to be appreciated. Chronologically arranged, the book covers important biographical and historic events that reflect the latest scholarship. Additional information includes a list of works, timeline, and suggestions for further reading. AUTHOR: Gabriele Crepaldi is the director of the engravings and antique books department at the Finarte auction house in Milan, Italy. He has published widely on art. 80 colour illustrations
Publisher: Munich ; London : Prestel, 2011.
ISBN: 9783791346212
Branch Call Number: 759.2 CREPA
Characteristics: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.


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Dec 18, 2017

Turner is a short but excellent introduction to the life and work of England's greatest painter. After a brief biography, the bulk of the book is taken up by some three dozen works by the master, beautifully reproduced and each accompanied by a single page of commentary, rounded off with some short remarks on specific aspects of his career.

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