Gukazahn In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Separate different tags with a comma. Humanity and Nature in the Steamboat Paintings 4. University of Sydney Library. Account Options Sign in. SearchWorks Catalog The weight of his academic duties forced him from the path of an artistic pioneer to that of a respectable figure in the middle ranks. Australian National University Library.
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The art of J. Turner has been thoroughly studied in modern scholarship through separate discussions of almost every aspect of his subject matter except his interest in, and response to, manifestations of the Industrial Revolution. Overlaps turn out to be complementary because their readings of the man and his imagery are fundamentally opposite. Only since the s has Turner been deemed a complex individual, fully engaged in the life of his era, and conversant with a wide range of ideas.
Hamilton and Rodner add to that characterization by establishing his place in nineteenth-century discourses on modern technology and the industrial age. Sheer enthusiasm and an earnest sense of discovery mark both books. Hamilton, author of a primary-source-rich biography of Turner, concentrates on the man, providing him with such a busy social life that one wonders when the artist had time to paint.
Rodner reconstructs the larger era using a wide array of nineteenth-century texts while deriving his idea of Turner from an uneasy mix of twentieth-century interpretations--sometimes relying on Kenneth Clark and Norman Bryson in the same paragraph. Of the two authors, it is Rodner who takes more pleasure in the art itself, and allows for human and artistic inscrutabilities.
Turner and the Scientists is part of a series of focused studies accompanying exhibitions at the Clore Gallery. The catalogues are relatively short 70 to pages , with interpretative essays aimed at a diverse audience. It is useful to note from the various Forewords and Introduction that the title of the exhibition and catalogue underwent a late change, from "Turner and Technology," or "Turner and Architecture, Science and Technology"-- which Hamilton felt would have more accurately signaled the scope of his study.
Hamilton generally proceeds by explaining the significance of a particular discovery or project by a scientist or factory owner, then tracking the possible points of contact for the artist. Access options available:.
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Machines and workshops became sophisticated metaphors for human aspiration and weakness. Humanity and Nature in the Steamboat Paintings 4. Turner — was born in London into economically straitened and emotionally strained circumstances. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Yet Weir was able to devote himself full-time to painting for only six years. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
J.M.W.TURNER ROMANTIC PAINTER OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION PDF