Turner’s Famous British Landscape Paintings

Turner’s Famous British Landscape Paintings



Turner and Constable were the most important British artists up to the start of the 20th century thanks to their contributions to the romanticist art movement plus all that followed. Studies have uncovered the most famous JMW

Turner paintings

queried why these two artists were so popular and influential.

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brought about an interest in landscapes without human involvement, where as as the norm had been for something different at the time, be in religious depictions of grandeur and emotion or personal portraits. The two artists went about changing history by developing an excitement in their own passion of landscape paintings.

JMW Turner has now been given his own wing in a famous National gallery based in London. JMW Turner is respected for both his oil and watercolour paintings, though international coverage will always concentrate most on oil painting.

Turner has become known as the master of light thanks to his atmospheric paintings and great skills in the effect of light upon each subject that he chose for inclusion. This resulted in a great charm with many of his paintings.

As well as being highly respected across his native UK, Turner also is appreciated in the United States, where the Turner Museum can be found. Perhaps the most well known legacy of his career is the Turner Prize which was created in 1984 and attracts great entrants from the British modern art world. It remains one of the world’s highest profile art competitions, as has some highly successful names as previous winners.

To cut down the best oil paintings from Turner’s career is a little tricky but a list of his finest works would be as follows: Warkworth Castle, Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On), Eruption of Vesuvius, The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons and The Grand Canal, Venice, Northumberland Thunder Storm Approaching at Sun-Set, The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory, Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps.

Any British art fan should at least be aware of how Turner and Constable helped to shape the rise of modern art through new ideas and techniques which helped to allow others a similar level of opportunity.

Turner paintings

are included in a full gallery of famous British landscape paintings in the Oil Painting Shop. You can buy

Turner prints

from Turnerprints.org.

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