J.M.W.Turner is the most masterly of British painters. His work exploits the great traditions of European painting, while anticipating the development of modern art in the twentieth century. As a Romantic, he was from his earliest works sensitive to the dramas found in land and seascapes, though increasingly 1ighr and colour alone became all-important to him. lie travelled through England, France, Italy and Switzerland, and his views are possibly the most imaginative cations of these countries ever painted.
The original essay by William Gaunt, an authority on British art, has been updated for this edition by the adding of plate commentaries and many black-and-white illustrations, making it perfect introduction to one of the greatest British masters.
This series acts as an introduction to key artists and movements in art history. Each title contains 48 full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative illustrations in colour or black and white, a concise introduction, select bibliography and detailed source information for the images. Monographs on individual artists also feature a brief chronology.
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