Turner's Modern World - Softcover


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  • To accompany a landmark exhibition of the art of J.M.W. Turner, this accompanying book presents Turner as a pioneer painter of contemporary life, finding new ways to picture the momentous events and dizzying changes of modernisation
  • Turner’s career spanned revolution and the Napoleonic War, Empire, the explosion of finance capitalism, the transition from sail to steam and from manpower to mechanisation, political reform and scientific and cultural advances that transformed society and shaped the modern world. While historians have long recognised that the industrial and political revolutions of the late eighteenth century inaugurated farreaching change and modernisation, these were often ignored by artists as they did not fit into established categories of pictorial representation
  • This publication shows Turner updating the language of art and transforming his style and practice to produce revelatory, definitive interpretations of modern subjects

Pages: 240

Published: February 2021

Size (cm): 23.3 x 28.6 x 3

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