William Turner in London: 100 paintings and a sea of ​​English romanticism

The forerunner of impressionism and the true hero of English romanticism, William Turner is a symbolic figure of the era. To look at the legendary canvas “The Last Flight of the Brave Ship” and plunge into the element of hundreds of his works on the maritime theme - this is the true “holiday of Neptune” and a connoisseur of fine painting in England this spring. Ocean is shaking…

Well, just Turner Sea!

Until April 21, the National Maritime Museum of Great Britain hosts an exhibition of works by William Turner devoted to the sea. Turner is considered a master of the romantic landscape, who influenced the formation of the impressionistic direction. Paintings created by the artist at the beginning of the XIX century, often depict scenes of shipwrecks - and they do it so excitingly and realistically that, as the visitors point out, “this is not even worse than IMAX”!

The famous canvas “The Wreck of a Transport Ship” (1810) is one of the first to be seen by a visitor at this exhibition. Interestingly, this passionate work is only the fruit of the artist's imagination, impressed by a newspaper article about the death of a real ship, the Minotaur. At the time of the writing of The Crash, Turner for ten years depicted the sea in all its forms, moods and states.

But the work of "The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805" - the biggest with Turner, the customer ridiculed and criticized. The supply of the famous Battle of Trafalgar, in which Admiral Nelson was mortally wounded, seemed too nonstandard to King George IV. Everything is ghostly, except for agony and the sea ...
The exhibition features 120 canvases, of which 100 are brushes by the master himself, and 20 are works by his contemporaries.