Saturday, September 20, 2008

J.M.W. Turner at the Metropolitan Museum

J.M.W. Turner (1775 - 1851) explored light and water.  Using what Benjamin Mendlowitz's calls complex light, he goes beyond realism to legend.

Here are thre illustrative images from the retrospective at the Met:

The Battle of Trafalgar as Seen from the Mizzen  Starboard Shrouds of the Victory

The Shipwreck

Fishermen at Sea