At the start of the 19th century, industrial power came from wind and water. Within forty years, steam power was taking over. How quickly did Turner respond to this revolution?
Sketches and watercolour paintings of the Pacific Coast of the Americas, from Vancouver Island to Tierra del Fuego.
Named after the artist and poet, he was precious, and went on to be a very successful portraitist. Here some of his narrative and other works.
Coridon is proven to be cowardly, when Sir Calidore saves Pastorella from a tiger. She’s taken captive by brigands, and her true identity revealed.
One of the most frequently painted of the classical deities, this is out of all proportion to her tiny role in the pantheon. From Ricci to Waterhouse.
Two masterpieces of the Western canon turn a minor tale about a nymph into major narratives: Botticelli and Poussin explored.
A World View with a high aspect ratio, they came to dominate in the latter half of the 19th century, some being major commercial attractions. Now ubiquitous.
From an elevated viewpoint, finely detailed, great depth, figures and buildings tiny in the immensity of the view, far distant horizon – it’s a World View.
Trained in sciences and painting in his native Germany, he emigrated to Australia in 1850. He was a member of the Burke and Wills Expedition, but never returned.
Trained with Gérôme in Paris, he painted fine rural landscapes of Alpine meadows, religious works, and used advanced optical effects.