Discoveries: Turner Life and Landscape
Discoveries: Turner
Life and Landscape
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: November 22, 2005
  • Price: $12.95
  • Trim Size: 5 x 7
  • ISBN: 0-8109-9207-8
  • EAN: 9780810992078
  • Page Count: 160
  • Format: Paperback

J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851), considered by many to be England's greatest painter, made remarkable contributions to European art history. In a stunning career that spanned from the late 18th century to the mid-19th, Turner painted luminous, mystic landscapes inspired by his ceaseless travels through England, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Italy. The treatment of light in his work, especially his glowing, misty sunrises and sunsets, forecast many of the developments of 20th-century painting. This concise and highly informative book provides an overview of Turner's career, presenting a selection of the artist's most significant and appealing watercolors, paintings, and drawings.