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Author Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, artist.

Title Conversations with Turner : the watercolors / edited by Nicholas R. Bell.

Publication Info. Milano, Italy : Skira, 2019.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  759.2 Turner,J TUR    DUE 12-02-20
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Edition First edition.
Description 203 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 31 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "This volume has been published under the auspices of: Mystic Seaport Museum in cooperation with Tate, London on the occasion of the exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate, Mystic Seaport Museum, October 5, 2019-February 23, 2020."--Copyright page.
Summary "Turner's daringly loose brushwork and dazzling colors shine in his watercolors. J.M.W. Turner, one of Britain's greatest painters, is perhaps known best for his oil paintings. But he was a lifelong watercolorist, and he fundamentally reshaped what would be understood as possible within the medium, both during his lifetime and after. Edited in partnership with Tate Britain, where the majority of the artist's works are conserved, Conversations with Turner: The Watercolors is published on the occasion of a major exhibition spanning the entirety of Turner's career. Divided into six thematic sections, it focuses on the critical role played by watercolors in defining Turner's personal style. The book brings together texts by prominent scholars of Turner's art, including the art historians and curators Tim Barringer, Alexander Nemerov, Oliver Meslay and Susan Grace Galassi. Comprised of 100 works (all of which are reproduced in this volume), the exhibition was selected from upward of 30,000 works on paper, 300 oil paintings, and 280 sketchbooks donated after the artist's death in 1851, as part of the collection known as the "Turner Bequest." Turner's innovations in watercolor are illustrated in this book through an emphasis on landscapes and seascapes, many of which were painted during Turner's long stays abroad in continental Europe and beyond. The works showcase the development of Turner's stylistic language, focused on experimentation with the expressive potential of light and color, which anticipated trends in late-19th-century painting."--provided by publisher.
Contents Forewords / Stephen C. White & Maria Balshaw -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction: conversing with a master / Nicholas R. Bell -- From Turner's Studio: studies for his own eyes / David Blayney Brown -- The force of water: understanding Turner through watercolor / Timothy Barringer, Susan Grace Galassi, Olivier Meslay, Scott Wilcox -- From architecture to landscape: early work -- Caernarvon Castle: time and memory in the Welsh landscape / Alexander Nemerov, Sam Smiles -- Nature and the ideals: England c. 1805-15 -- Fluid Britain: social and technological change in Turner's watercolors / Glenn Adamson, Elizabeth Halsinger, William S. Rodner -- Home and abroad: 1815-30 -- Petworth, an aside / Timothy Barringer, Olivier Meslay -- Light and color -- The annual tourist: 1830-40 -- My fellow traveler: witnessing Turner's seas / John Akombrah, CBE -- Turner and the sea -- Master and magician: late work -- Turnerworld: perspectives from the contemporary / Amy Concannon, Ellen Harvey, Mariana Marchesi, Katie Paterson, Victoria Pomery, OBE -- Oil and water / David Blayney Brown.
Subject Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851 -- Aesthetics.
Painting, British -- 19th century.
Art, British -- 19th century.
Added Author Bell, Nicholas R, book editor, contributor.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851. Paintings. Selections.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851. Works. Selections.
Mystic Seaport Museum, host institution.
Tate Gallery, host institution.
ISBN 9788857240916 (Skira hardcover)
8857240916 (Skira hardcover)
9780939511457 (Mystic Seport Museum)
0939511452 (Mystic Seport Museum)

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