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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSTurner: The Great Watercolours
ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS
Cloth, 9.75 x 11 / 252 pgs / Illustrated throughout | 11/1/2000 | Not available
Published by Royal Academy Publications.
Text by Evelyn Joll.
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is considered Britain's greatest painter. While he is best known for his stunning oils, Turner also created major works in watercolor, many of which rival his oils in their breadth of scale, depth of tone, richness of color, and wealth of detail. This handsome volume, published on the 150th anniversary of Turner's death to accompany an unparalleled exhibition of his finished watercolors at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, is a milestone in Turner scholarship.Eric Shanes, a well-known expert on Turner and curator of the related exhibition, places the artist's watercolors in the wider context of his painted work and provides individual commentaries on the approximately 200 lush colorplates. Evelyn Joll investigates the market forces that brought Turner's watercolors into being, while Andrew Wilton analyzes their extraordinary effect on the art of later watercolorists. Finally, Ian Warrell discusses the critical reception to the work of this prodigiously talented artist. Turner: The Great Watercolours will stand at the forefront of thinking on Turner for years to come.
Cloth, 9.75 x 11 / 252 pgs / Illustrated throughout
Pub Date 11/1/2000
Out of print
Catalog: Publisher Backlist
ISBN 9780810966345 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $82.50