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William Turner.

The painting of a lifetime.


Student group « P-77»

Sigeeva Oksana


Tarasyuk E. V.

Bryansk 2019.


  • Entry
  • Chronology of the life
  • Early work
  • Watercolors
  • Marinas
  • Painting «Fishermen in the sea»
  • The Painting «The Shipwreck»
  • Painting «The last voyage of the ship "Bold»
  • The painting «A burial at sea»
  • Topographic scenes
  • Classical landscape
  • Painting «City and river at sunset»
  • The Painting « Grand – canal»
  • Sublime
  • Painting «Fire in the London Parliament»
  • The Painting «The Eruption Of Vesuvius»
  • Conclusion

Turner Joseph – Mallord – William (Turner) the famous English landscape painter.

Turner-the only person in whose work the most fully reflected nature in all its integrity, from this point of view, it is a completely unique landscape painter, who ever knew the world…

Among us lived and created the greatest artist of all time, a man who by the extraordinary power of his talent, even for a moment it is impossible to put on a par with anyone from the masters of the past.

John Ruskin, 1843.

Chronology of life.

  • 1775 Was Born in London, in the family of a Barber.
  • 1785 Goes to study at a country school in Brentford, a suburb of London.
  • 1787 Creates the earliest extant watercolors .
  • 1790 Receives the right to free attendance at the Royal Academy. The first exhibited (at the Academy) work.
  • 1792 Makes a trip to the highlands of Wales.
  • 1794 His watercolor a view of Rochester published in the form of engravings.
  • 1797 The first exhibition of Turner's oil paintings.
  • 1798 An affair with Sarah Danby, the widow of composer John Danby.
  • 1799 Rents an apartment on Harley street. Becomes a candidate for membership in the Academy.
  • 1800 Sarah and William born daughter.
  • 1802 Travels through Europe. He visits Paris, where he studies the works of old masters exhibited in the Louvre. Becomes a full member of the Royal Academy.
  • 1804 Opens its private gallery on Harley street.
  • 1806 Sarah and William have a second daughter.
  • 1819 First trip to Italy.
  • 1829 grieved the death of his father. He meets Sophia Booth.
  • 1833 Visits Dresden, Berlin, Prague and Vienna. Affair with Sophia Booth.
  • 1851 Dies in his house, in the hands of Sophia.

A year after admission to the Royal Academy of watercolor Turner exhibited at the annual exhibition of the Academy of arts. The first oil painting, which was awarded the exhibition, appeared in Turner in 1790. Subsequently, Turner was constantly exhibited at the Academy. From 1791 he worked as a set designer at the Pantheon Opera on Oxford street and worked as a part-time teacher.

Early work.

Moonlight, 1797.

31.5 cm x 40.5 cm,

canvas, D.,

Tate gallery, London, United Kingdom


The first notable success brought Turner his watercolors. Technique watercolors Turner mastered, studying the work of John Cosens (1752 - 1799 ) in the "school of Monroe."

Melrose Abbey.


private collection.


Turner loved the sea and knew how to write it. He could portray the sea as quiet and gentle or alarmingly silent before the storm. The artist had a passionate desire to compete with the artists-marinists of the past. Not less than sea, Turner admired by the courts, bravely entering into the struggle with the elements. His ships proudly cut the waves, and their appearance often overshadows the exploits of the people who control them.

Fishermen at sea Canvas 1796.

oil, 91.5 cm x 122.4 cm

Tate Gallery, London

Shipwreck Canvas, 1805.

oil, 170.5 cm x 241.5 cm

Tate Gallery, London

The last voyage of the ship "Brave" 1838.

Oil on canvas, 91cm x 122 cm

Tate Gallery, London

A burial at sea, 1842.

Oil on canvas, 87 cm x 86.5 cm

Tate Gallery, London

Topographic scenes.

Turner made a name for himself as a topographer who successfully mastered the lucrative lithography market. His engravings first appeared in a magazine performance in 1794. A little later, he mastered the technique of engraving so well that, working intensively, he accumulated material for entire volumes. The largest collections of Turner's engravings were albums "Picturesque corners of England and Wales", published in the 1830s.

Classical landscape.

Turner is considered a great innovator, artist, "jumped out" of his time, ahead of him. However, all this did not prevent him with great respect to the work of the old masters. Thus, the strongest impression on Turner made the work of Claude Lorraine and Poussin.

The city and the river at sunset, 1833.

Watercolor and gouache, 13.4 cm x 18.9 cm

Tate Gallery, London

Grand – Canal, 1835.

Oil on canvas, 91 cm x 122 cm,

The Metropolitan Museum of art, USA, new York


The aesthetic concept of the sublime is one of the cornerstones of the entire building of romanticism. Exalted are called works of art, awesome and calling the human to the transcendent. Have Turner's sublime often manifests itself in the form of natural disasters. Natural disasters are also found in his works, written on biblical themes and subjects of classical mythology.

Fire in The London Parliament, 1834.

Oil on canvas, 92 x 123 cm

Philadelphia Museum of art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eruption of Vesuvius, 1817.

Oil on canvas, 28.6 cm x 39.7 cm

New Haven, Connecticut


The unique study of light and color effects, undertaken by Turner, largely anticipated the discovery of impressionist artists, closely studied the heritage of the English painter and inspired them. He stood on the threshold of the advancing era of modern painting, for which Turner was one of the last masters of the past and the first among contemporary artists.