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Voyage of the Slave Ship: J.M.W. Turner's Masterpiece in Historical Context #2019

Voyage of the Slave Ship J M W Turner s Masterpiece in Historical Context Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade this book traces the development exhibition and final disposition of one of J M W Turner s greatest and most memorable paintings Queen Victoria s

  • Title: Voyage of the Slave Ship: J.M.W. Turner's Masterpiece in Historical Context
  • Author: Stephen J. May
  • ISBN: 9780786479894
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Voyage of the Slave Ship: J.M.W. Turner's Masterpiece in Historical Context By Stephen J. May, Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade, this book traces the development, exhibition and final disposition of one of J.M.W Turner s greatest and most memorable paintings Queen Victoria s reign 1837 1901 in Great Britain produced unprecedented wealth and luxury For artists and writers this period was particularly noteworthy in that it gave them the opportSet against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade, this book traces the development, exhibition and final disposition of one of J.M.W Turner s greatest and most memorable paintings Queen Victoria s reign 1837 1901 in Great Britain produced unprecedented wealth and luxury For artists and writers this period was particularly noteworthy in that it gave them the opportunity to both praise their country and criticize its overreaching ambition At the forefront of these artists and writers were men like J.M.W Turner, Dickens, Thackeray, Tennyson, and John Ruskin, who created some of the most enduring works of art while exposing many of the social evils of their native land The book also analyzes the man behind the painting Aloof, gruff and mysterious, Turner resisted success He worked as a solitary artist, traveling to Europe, sketching towns along the way, studying nature, and transferring his experiences to finished paintings upon his return to London The son of a barber, he grew up in London and experienced many of the social issues of the age slavery and freedom, poverty in the slums, monarchy and democracy, stability and anarchy He was a poet of nature and its innumerable mysteries.
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    1. A breezy, perceptive book that starts with J.M.W Turner s painting Voyage of the Slave Ship and expands backwards into the bleak history of the Middle Passage and sideways into Turner s curious life The account of the Zong massacre and subsequent legal disputes opening out into the English abolition movement takes us down its grim trajectory until we re remarkably tied into the painter who seemed oblivious to it all For such a brief book there s lots to absorb, including John Ruskin s twitchy lo [...]

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