He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

J.M.W. Turner on Google Art Project

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:31 pm

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 comments for J.M.W. Turner on Google Art Project »

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  1. Comment by Jeremy
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    This totally makes my day.

    Thanks for the update.

  2. Comment by Brian
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    This is great! thanks for the post–I didn’t know about the Google Art Project

  3. Comment by Douglass Montrose-Graem
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    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.

  4. Comment by Free Tickets & Jobs
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    Awesome details. I will definitely use details in future.Thanks for this great post

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