Gr8at: JMW Turner

The first art exhibition I remember going to was of Joseph Mallord William Turner, and it’s no surprise he’s long been one of my favourite artists. Gifted with oil, watercolour, etching or even a simple draft , Turner was a huge success in his lifetime and his popularity has never come close to fading. Inspired by going to the Turner and the Sea exhibition at the national Maritime Museum (and expect more on that soon), I’ve decided it’s time for a Gr8at on one of Britain’s greatest ever painters.

Fishermen at Sea (1796)

Moonlight, a Study at Millbank 1796

The Fighting Temeraire (1838)

Snow Storm – Steam-boat off a Harbour’s Mouth (1842)

The Shipwreck (1805)

The Scarlet Sunset (Between 1830 -1840)

Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western (1844)

Peace – Burial at Sea (1842)

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23 thoughts on “Gr8at: JMW Turner

  1. Impressive collection of paintings that you selected, Alex. I also have such a collection of works of the artist William Turner
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, Alex! 🙂

  2. When I spent a semester in England, my history class actually studied The Fighting Temeraire. Beautiful, symbolic piece during a fascinating point in history. Nice to see some other awesome paintings from Turner, too!

  3. Pingback: Line(s) of the Day #JMWTurner | Alex Raphael

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