Turner and the Sublime.
Catalog for a traveling exhibition that examines the development of the aesthetic theory of the sublime. The author looks at Turner's prints, drawings, and watercolors to illuminate the ways he interpreted and individualized the eighteenth-century theory in his own works.
Illustrated in color and black/white. 192p. Measures 8.5x11 inches. Bibliography. Index. Concordance.
JMW Turner (1775-1851), an English Romanticist landscape painter, was considered a controversial figure in his day. He is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence that rivaled history painting.
Author: Andrew Wilton.
Title: Turner and the Sublime.
Publisher: British Museum, 1980.
Condition: Unmarked. Bookplate shadow inside cover. Very Good.
Keywords: Watercolors, Watercolours, British Art, English Art, 19th Century Art, Painting, Printmaking, Painter of Light, Modern Art, Artists, Art History, United Kingdom