Angel in the Sun: Turner's Vision of History

Forsideomslag
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 10. mar. 1999 - 280 sider
Turner was deeply affected by the world in which he lived, the sciences that explained it, and the conflicts and accomplishments of his society. He wove these strands into the dense fabric of the historical pictures he created, pictures that were extremely varied, complex, original, and controversial. In Angel in the Sun Gerald Finley untangles the various thematic strands running through Turner's art, including the intersection of private and public histories, classical and biblical history and contemporary events, and science and religion, and shows how Turner's use of light and colour played an important role in conveying these ideas. Angel in the Sun includes over 130 illustrations in colour and black and white that reveal Turner's remarkable achievement as a painter of historical subjects. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the book will appeal not only to art historians and landscape theorists but also to historians of science and literature.
 

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Indhold

A Brief Introduction
3
2 The Louvre and the Royal Academy Lectures
6
3 Greece and Italy
19
4 The Dynamics of Myth and Legend
46
5 Rural Retreats
83
Commemorating the Past and Present
94
7 Let my words Out live the maker
114
Bane or Benefit?
129
Fall to Apocalypse
174
Theory and Practice
187
Shade and Darkness and Light and Colour the Late Deluge Pictures
200
EPILOGUE
209
Daniel Wilson and Regulus
211
NOTES
215
SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
238
INDEX
245

Astronomy and Geology
148

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