Description of the painting by William Turner “London”

Description of the painting by William Turner “London”

Description of the painting by William Turner London

One of the young artists who began his creative life, being a simple son of a hairdresser. His father exhibited the work of his son on sale, and they enjoyed good demand. One artist noted the talent of the young boy and invited him to the Royal Academy of Arts, where he was taught the correct application of smear and compositional fundamentals. Like a true artist, Turner had little knowledge of these skills, and he began his experiments based on observations of nature and people. Being a fan of the Dutch shale brush, he recreated many paintings in this technique.

The master worked in the style of romanticism, which had a number of special features:

Return to folk traditions

The denial of evolution and the desire for technical progress.

Waiver of classic canons

The reflection of the inner world of man

For the artist were important compounds arising between man and nature. The plot proposed by the viewer creates a double impression. On the one hand, it shows the proximity to the nature of civilization. The beauty and picturesqueness of this place is a highlight. On the other hand, you can see that the harmony is broken. Approximate trees and animals do not appear in the background, there is only a wasteland and woodland. The city is a transit point on the path of the wasteland.

Saturation of life is transmitted through a thick shade of green and the movement of animals frozen in dynamic poses. They look at the viewer, as if seeing in the viewer a hunter and a destroyer of the realm of peace and harmony. White buildings seem to erase the color from the picture, lightening and cleaning the area.

The picture casts calm with its warm pastel tones, which bring harmony to the human soul. Every detail is depicted carefully and is part of one whole, which moves and lives its own life.


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