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William Turner ~ Romantic landscape painter



Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 è stato un pittore inglese. Appartenente al movimento Romantico ed il suo stile ha posto le basi per la nascita dell'Impressionismo. Nonostante ai suoi tempi fosse visto come una figura controversa, attualmente è considerato l'artista che ha elevato l'arte della pittura paesaggistica ad un livello tale da poter competere con la maggiormente considerata pittura storica. Anche se è diventato famoso per le sue opere ad olio, Turner è anche stato uno dei più grandi maestri britannici nella realizzazione di paesaggi all'acquerello. È conosciuto con il soprannome di Il pittore della luce.
William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter
William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter
La luce per Turner rappresentava l'emanazione dello spirito divino e questo è il motivo per cui nei suoi ultimi quadri trascurò di rappresentare oggetti solidi ed i loro dettagli, concentrandosi sui giochi di luce riflessi dall'acqua e sullo splendore dei cieli e del fuoco. Anche se questi ultimi lavori potrebbero sembrare di tipo impressionista, facendo di lui un precursore della scuola francese, Turner stava sforzandosi di ricercare un modo di esprimere la spiritualità nel mondo piuttosto che limitarsi a fornire un'interpretazione artistica ai fenomeni ottici. "Il sole è Dio" - disse poco prima di morire.
William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter

William Turner 1775-1851 | British Romantic landscape painter