Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rain, Steam, and Speed, The Great Western Railway

Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in 1775 and died in 1851 he was an English Romantic landscape painter, a watercolourist and a printmaker. He has laid the foundation for Impressionism which  is a style of painting in which artist presents the image as one would have seen it if they were to see a glimpse of it.
I like the painting because I like the style " Impressionist" where the image looks like it fading away. One can't really see what the image is showing unless you take a close look at it. I like how you barely see the river, the little boat, the bridge and the train on the railroad. I also like how he used the color yellow to represent the sun shining all over the city as in late afternoon.

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