Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shade and Darkness - the Evening of the Deluge

1843
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Pair to 'Light and Colour (Goethe's Theory), The Morning after the Deluge - Moses writing the Book of Genesis'. In these companion pictures, turner opposes cool and warm colours, and their contrasting emotional associations, as described by Goethe in his 'Farbenlehre' (Theory of Colours). turner has chosen the biblical Deluge as the vehicle for these ideas, returning to the Historical Sublime he had mastered in some of his earliest exhibition pictures.
  • Artist Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Artwork Shade and Darkness - the Evening of the Deluge
  • Exhibition The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free
  • Image size 79 x 78cm
  • Material Oil on canvas
  • Date of work 1843
About the artist
Joseph Mallord William turner was born in London; he remained a Londoner and kept a Cockney accent all his life despite dominating British landscape painting throughout the first half of the 19th century. He established a reputation in the Royal Academy, first as a topographical watercolourist and then within a few years as a painter of sublime and historical landscapes. From the mid-1790s he settled on the routine he maintained for much of his life: touring in summer and working in the studio in the winter months. He opened his own gallery and had many patrons and admirers as well as detractors. After his death a large body of his works in oil and watercolour was given to the British nation, with many on show at Tate Britain.
  • Exhibition The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free
  • Square aspect Yes
  • Artwork code N00531
   

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