J. M. W. Turner and Joseph Vernet
Landscape Artists from Wilson to Girtin
Séminaire #09 : J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) par Charlotte Ribeyrol (05-02-13)
You can find all of Turner's works here if you like.
Suitable vehicles for Turner's imagination were found in shipwrecks, fires (such as The Burning of Parliament (1834), an event which Turner rushed to witness first-hand, and which he transcribed in a series of watercolour sketches), natural catastrophes, and natural phenomena such as sunlight, storm, rain, and fog. He was fascinated by the violent power of the sea, as seen in Dawn after the Wreck (1840) and The Slave Ship (1840). In Hannibal Crossing the Alps (1812), an emphasis on the destructive power of nature had already come into play. His distinctive style of painting created lightness, fluency, and ephemeral atmospheric effects.