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Angel in the Sun: Turners Vision of History Gerald Finley

Angel in the Sun: Turners Vision of History

Gerald Finley

Published March 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780773567313
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280 pages
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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 wereMoreTurner 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 Turners art, including the intersection of private and public histories, classical and biblical history and contemporary events, and science and religion, and shows how Turners use of light and colour played an important role in conveying these ideas.