Monthly Archives: August 2011
Turner painted a few bridges in his time.They may be part of that painting and not the main souce of the inspration but none the less still there.
As in this painting Of Durham Cathedral. Turners use of dramatic licence in evidence here as regards the Cathedral position but the lovely golden hue he creates makes for a dramatic painting.
Westminster Bridge and the House Parliement burning, though again the bridge not the main focal pint the dramatic event of 1834 recorded here by Turner .He sketched from the vantage point near the scene to . The use of Light and darlk emphises the dramatic qualitey of the fire.
Another atmospheric painting two arches caught in time as if suspended in the elements (or pollution)
This paintong by Turner chosen really beacause of the bridge but nonetheless the subject matter dramatic and sublime.
Tje moon as the source of light and the contrasts o light and dark bothof which could be said to be Turners trademarks as he was the master of atmoshere