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JMW Turner and Petworth Part 2

George O’Brien Wyndham, the 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837) was among other things, one of Joseph Mallord William Turner’s greatest collectors and benefactors as well as being the father of about 40 illegitimate children and the possessor of innumerous mistresses!!   488 more words

In Turner’s Footsteps at Heidelberg: Part 5

This post continues the series begun on 19 October 2015 and continued on 18, 20 and 23 November 2015. In part #1, I followed in the footsteps of Turner’s comprehensive exploration of Heidelberg in 1833. 3,279 more words

Paintings You Should Know: J. M. W. Turner's 'Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway'

Here’s a new series of posts, based on the book ’50 Paintings You Should Know’ by K. Lowis and T. Pickeral (2009). 195 more words



I am so glad that the authors of the Tate Watercolor Manual * saw fit to include a section about copying other artists’ works. They call it (more diplomatically), ‘Studies from an original.’ First, they explain the difference between an ‘historically accurate reconstruction’ and copying to develop skill.   322 more words

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Warm and Cool Colors

At last! I progressed to the section in the Tate Watercolor Manual * that discusses the technique of Joseph Mallord William Turner.  His lifetime spanned the late 18th century to the mid 19th century and made most inventive use of the pigments at his disposal and those new ones developed within his lifetime, according to the authors of my manual. 255 more words

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Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario is located in downtown Toronto. It is my favourite museum in Ontario. I am its member for several years already and visit it as many times as the new temporary exhibition is presented. 193 more words

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