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Turner's biography


Joseph Mallord William Turner, called William Turner was born in 1775 in London and died in 1851 in Chelsea. He is a painter and watercolorist of the first half of the 19th Century. Firstly influenced by the English Romanticism, it was a precursor of Impressionism.

When he was 10 years old, Turner was sent to an uncle in Brentford and began to express his interest in painting. In 1789 he entered the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Academy the following year. Very interested in architecture, he took lessons in perspective and topography. He was noticed by an arts amateur who offered him the opportunity to meet many artists of the time.

His first paintings epitomize the Romanticism he loved so much during this period of his life. Works such as "Fishermen at sea", "Calais pier" or even "Sun rising through the vapour" and "The ‘fighting temeraire’ tugged to her last berth to be broken up" show his interest in seascapes and light reflections.

Turner traveled widely during his lifetime. First in England and Scotland, he then went to France, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands and was inspired by some artists such as Claude Lorrain and his paintings of Mythology. Turner, meanwhile, painted paintings such as "The parting of hero and leander" or even "Ulysses deriding polyphemus".

Turner used more and more color in his works, and his willingness to represent atmospheres made him a precursor of Impressionism.The artist died in Chelsea in the house of his companion, Caroline Booths when he was 76 years old.



Presentation of the exhibition Turner


William Turner is known throughout the world as one of the best landscape painters of the English school.

William Turner strived to represent landscapes in what was qualified as a romantic style.

As his artistic creations progressed, which are revealed here, Turner gave himself over to greater fantasy and boldness in his treatment of colour and light, verging on the imaginary in such a way as to be considered today as one of the precursors of Impressionism.

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Masterpieces displayed in the exhibition Turner


Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Calais pier" (1803, National Gallery, London)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Sun rising through the vapour" (1807, National Gallery, London)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Dido building carthage" (1815, National Gallery, London)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "The parting of hero and leander" (before 1837, National Gallery, London)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "The 'fighting temeraire' tugged to her last berth to be broken up" (1838-39, National Gallery, London)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Margate (?), from the sea" (c.1835-40, National Gallery, London)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Landscape with a river and a bay in the background" (c.1835-40, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Ostende" (1844, New Pinakothek - Neue Pinakothek, Munich)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Rain, steam and speed, the great western railway" (1844, National Gallery, London)

Joseph Mallord William Turner: "Ulysses deriding polyphemus" (c.1848, National Gallery, London)



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