Tuesday, April 24, 2012

J.M.W. Turner on Google Art Project

J.M.W. Turner on Google Art Project
More visual splendor from the terrific new version of the Google Art Project: over 236 artworks by Joseph Mallord William Turner from various museums, with which to mark his birthdate of April 23rd, 1775.

The images range from his luminous paintings, with their striking, light filled landscapes, to sketches, drawings and watercolors, both roughly indicated and polished.

I particularly enjoy being able to tour through some of his lesser known drawings in detail.

Though all of the images aren’t in the super-high resolution that is the hallmark of the best reproductions in the Google Art Project, all are at least large enough images to make seeking them out worthwhile.

There is a video on YouTube from the Frick Collection, that references the project and focuses on two of Turners harbor scenes.

4 thoughts on “J.M.W. Turner on Google Art Project

  1. Douglass Montrose-Graem

    Delighted to see DETAILS I called in Denver “Cosmic Moments” more than 30 years go, + “Snapshots” in my recent T. show at Ringling College of Art + Design.
    A visual treat!

    See the numerous DETAILS in all our online exhibitions on our website = our Scottish show has TWO details for every exhibit.

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