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    William Turner

    I didn't participate in the Art History forum untill now and its time to change that. So I searched on conceptart for some of my favorite Artists. I was a bit disappointed that William Turner was never discussed here.

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    He was one of the greatest artists ever.
    Go get some good prints. Most of the images I posted look like crap because the colors suck.

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    JMW Turner, yeah there's a lot of books about the guy.. im fairly unimpressed with the book prints, but im sure his originals are great..

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    Turner took me some time to like. At first i thought nothing of his work, but when I worked at the Frick Collection in NYC for a bit, they had some of his work. I grew to like it, and then looked into more of his art.

    His later pieces are the standouts for me...they border on the abstract, but in person they have a really strong presence. He did some interesting effects with the oil, by having transparent glazes suspended in the paint..almost as if he created a glaze that was more a thick medium than pigment.

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    I love his work. Like loomer it took me a while to like him. I was fairly indifferent but mildly appreciative untill i went and saw some for real in the collection at the national gallery. The 'Turner Whistler Monet' exhibition was the exhibition of 2005 for me. His ones of the houses of parliament burning (particularly the second to last one Zaknafain provided a link to) are just incredible to see 'in the flesh'.

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    Turner kicks ass! Haha! The guy is great. He is so able to capture the mood and translate it into colors in a free gesture painting... I love it!

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    STill not too familiar with his work, but I have read bits of things about him. I wil definitley check him out.

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    wow did not realize this forum was here (did this get made a main forum recentlly instead of a subforum?)... Turner definitely has a unique style; in my art history class last year, our teacher had us look at some of his work when we were going over that time period. we also looked at some of his stuff in slides and at the museum up here and I like what I've seen. the dramatic use of lighting and the way he paints it really helps create a nice mood in all his stuff. some of his things aren't that readily understood though i.e. this piece that was about a certain slave ship (can't remember it's name ), but you can see there are bodies floating in the water.. they aren't the easiest to see though in my opinion. either way he has some pretty cool stuff, and just thought I'd add in.

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    I loe the way he does fire...almost more than any other artist.

    At first, when I saw 'Will Turner' I was like wtf this is an art history forum not a Pirates of the Caribbean forum.

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    Turner's work has been a huge influence on me. I just love how he creates these misty environments, filled with color light and texture. Really amazing work. Hope to see some of his work in the flesh one of these days.

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    Turner shows us all how good abstract art and good realist art are related, almost interchangeable.


    Pay attention, he knows more than you.

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    I love Turner! one of the all time favorits of mine color wise and texture richness as well... turner paintings always pull me in...

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    Doesn't everyone know about Turner? I'm indifferent to all the painting reproductions I've seen of his, probably have to see them in real life I guess.

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    i dont consider turner a abstract artist at all, he still considered the best artist the royal academy produced and was consumed with painting the amazing effects in nature if you ever driven through a crazy storm in the mountains, youd swear you were in a abstract painting but are very much in reality!!!

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    the Tate museum in London has a wonderful collection of his water colours
    they are available for viewing by special appointment.. but it is well worth the trouble

    the book plate don't do him justice
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    It's quite true, the books don't do him any justice.
    Has some extremely nice work.

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    His stuff is really moody. It makes me want to go and burn stuff, throw it in the ocean and paint it with a spatula.

    Seriously though, I did a critique on "The Slave Ship" for a class and really grew and appreciation for his stuff. Very Impressionistic-precursor type work.

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    Man its like a bible of brushes

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    This guy was a workoholic
    He's produced more works than one can imagine

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    Man, I'd travel to GB just because of that guy (well, plus Geinsborough and Constable too), if I had the money...

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    turner is a badass... his minimalist abstract landscape watercolors are fantastic... his "unfinished" works

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    I love love love Turner.

    Not sure how true this is, but I heard this story when I was first introduced to Turner.

    The man was such a badass, that in order to truly understand and achieve the right feeling for a painting with a storm at sea - he ordered a ships crew to tie him to the mast during a storm haha!

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    haha thats a sweet story to have circulating about you! I hope that facts about my life some day get blown out of preportion chinese whisper style

    great artwork also, thanks for sharing this guy with us!

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    I just saw his "Burning of Parliament" piece that is in the Philly Museum of art on Friday. I cannot believe how thick his impasto on the fire in that piece is. Up close, it looks like it was applied with a palette knife....or a snow shovel or something...

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    In Bernard Dunstan's book "Painting Methods of the Impressionists" there's a chapter on Turner that goes into some detail on how he worked, and mediums he used. He's included along with Constable, Courbet, and Manet as examples of people who influenced the later painters. It's an interesting book.

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    probably my favorite artist of all time.

    I remember seeing the burning of the houses of lords and commons in 10th grade and just being blown away.

    I've seen a couple of his works in person and could spend hours just looking at the textures he was able to achieve in his landscapes.

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    turner really make me look at coulors in a diferent way. i really love all is works. it's good for some one to look in diferent ways and put it it a papper. that's why i love art, it the way that we change the world that we see in first place. he has coulors that show fire or cold winter white contrasts.... dreamyyyy.....hummmm.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hylandr2
    I just saw his "Burning of Parliament" piece that is in the Philly Museum of art on Friday. I cannot believe how thick his impasto on the fire in that piece is. Up close, it looks like it was applied with a palette knife....or a snow shovel or something...
    Supposedly he witnessed the historic event. The very next day he'd go up to the academy (to a very public spot in there as far as I remember) to paint what he had seen . He worked on it all day, nonstop and without paying any attention to the curious crowd piling up behind his shoulder.
    Finaly he would pic up a round chunk of white oils the size of an egg and roll it over the canvas with his palm.
    Then he'd pack his materials turn around and leave without a single word. Leaving his colleages puzzled in awe.

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    He has some incredible, breathtaking watercolours.

    Its such a shame the shit that wins awards in his name now.

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