Turner: The Sea and the Alps - the exhibition catalogue from Kunstmuseum Luzern available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Turner: The Sea and the Alps

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A collection of Turner's Swiss landscapes

Extensive journeys in Britain and continental Europe provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the visionary colour compositions of J. M. William Turner. In Switzerland he experienced the beauty and menace of the Alps, and by the sea the colourful harmonies of the diffuse light.

This handsome book presents Turner's sublime Swiss mountain landscapes that he painted from sketches he produced during his travels through Switzerland in 1802. The authors examine the change in the portrayal of the "sublime", the subject of weather phenomena and Turner's role as the forerunner of Modernism, while Cees Nooteboom reflects on Turner and travel.
  • Author: Christine Riding, Head of Arts, National Maritime Museum
  • Hardcover: 180 pages 
  • Date published: August 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3777432663
  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 22.9 cm