Joseph Mallord William Turner - Dido Building Carthage

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Part III

Turner left a small fortune which he hoped would be used to support what he called "decayed artists". Part of the money went to the Royal Academy of Arts, which does not now use it for this purpose, though occasionally it awards students the Turner Medal. His collection of finished paintings was bequeathed to the British nation, and he ... More

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Mortlake Terrace, Early Summer Morning

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Part II

Turner placed human beings in many of his paintings to indicate his affection for humanity on the one hand (note the frequent scenes of people drinking and merry-making or working in the foreground), but its vulnerability and vulgarity amid the 'sublime' nature of the world on the other hand. 'Sublime' here means awe-inspiring, savage ... More

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Dent De Lion, Margate, 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Part I

Turner was born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, England. His father, William Gay Turner (27 January 1738 – 7 August 1829), was a barber and wig maker. His mother, Mary Marshall, became increasingly mentally unstable, perhaps, in part, due to the early death of Turner's younger sister, Helen Turner, in 1786. She died in 1804, ... More

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John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)

John Atkinson Grimshaw is a remarkable painter with less fame, than he should be, for several reasons: little is known of his life, he worked mainly in the north of England, most of his paintings are in private collections and he was unfashionably versatile yet he became one of the worlds artist. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoo... More

Ivan Aivazovsky - The Survivors 1873

Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (July 29, 1817 - May 5, 1900) was a Russian painter of Armenian descent, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings. Brother of Armenian Catholic bishop Gabriel Aivazian. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Born in the town of Feodosiya, ... More