INFLUENTIAL ARTIST: WM Turner 1775-1851

Updated: 4 days ago

I included Turner in my first year blog, mainly for his influence on my passion for art and my love of his work.


This year I have spent more time with his works and techniques and I feel that his work has much more relevance to my own style, and I aspire to paint in similar subject matters and styles. I am intrigued by his almost abstract skies and landscapes, tied together with beautiful figurative details. To me this ties technical brilliance with an emotive feeling that abstract work can often give the viewer.


I also love the simplicity of the images. No people, no noise, no rush. His work offers the kind of calm bleakness that I am starting to find in my own work.






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