Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. by Franny Moyle

By Franny Moyle

The guy at the back of the work: the intense lifetime of J. M. W Turner, one in all Britain's such a lot in demand, misunderstood and celebrated artists

J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famed panorama painter. but past his creative achievements, little is understood of the guy himself and the occasions of his lifestyles: the tragic committal of his mom to a lunatic asylum, the non-public sacrifices he made to influence his stratospheric upward push, and the unusual double lifestyles he selected to guide within the final years of his life.

A close to legendary determine in his personal lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the tale of the guy who used to be thought of visionary at most sensible and ludicrous at worst. A resolute adventurer, he came upon new methods of showing Britain to the British, marvelous his viewers together with his invention and intelligence. Set opposed to the backdrop of the best houses in Britain, the French Revolution and the economic Revolution, this is often an unbelievable portrait of 1 of crucial figures in Western artwork and a bright evocation of england and Europe in flux.

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