Angel in the Sun: Turner's Vision of History
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 10. märts 1999 - 280 pages
Turner was deeply affected by the world in which he lived, the sciences that explained it, and the conflicts and accomplishments of his society. He wove these strands into the dense fabric of the historical pictures he created, pictures that were extremely varied, complex, original, and controversial. In Angel in the Sun Gerald Finley untangles the various thematic strands running through Turner's art, including the intersection of private and public histories, classical and biblical history and contemporary events, and science and religion, and shows how Turner's use of light and colour played an important role in conveying these ideas. Angel in the Sun includes over 130 illustrations in colour and black and white that reveal Turner's remarkable achievement as a painter of historical subjects. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the book will appeal not only to art historians and landscape theorists but also to historians of science and literature.
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A Brief Introduction
2 The Louvre and the Royal Academy Lectures
3 Greece and Italy
4 The Dynamics of Myth and Legend
5 Rural Retreats
Commemorating the Past and Present
7 Let my words Out live the maker
Bane or Benefit?
Astronomy and Geology
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