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The English artist Joseph Mallord William Turner painted this canvas entitled Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth in 1842. It is a Marine depiction of a boat during a snowstorm, and it was created during the most mature phase of Turner’s artistic production.
The style developed by this artist was incredibly innovative for his time. His fellow artists were still focused on portraying reality in the most realistic way possible, whereas Turner’s depictions tried to transmit the feelings and impressions that the natural events caused on one’s self.
This way of translating moods and emotions into the landscapes was not very well received by the art critics of the time. It is no wonder that the Impressionist movement, which followed the Romanticism, had such a difficult start. The Impressionists also painted in a way that did not seek to hide that the paintings were paint on canvas. They embraced that in a way that the viewer needed to keep a distance from the canvases to visualize the subjects depicted.
Turner focus was not on exposing the materiality of his canvases, but, at the same time, he wanted to explore the infinite possibilities that the paints gave him. His oil technique was extremely unconventional, for his early works were watercolors, and he applied the procedure of layers of dissolved colors also with the oil paints.
This particular oil painting has a color palette almost exclusively of tints of grey. The composition creates a swirl that leads the viewer into the right-central area, where there’s the Steam-Boat. On the upper side of the canvas, an element of a darker tone also intensifies this swirling movement. It is probably the smoke of the Boat.
The shapes have their outlines blurred, and the sea mixes with the sky as well as with the boat. The bottom part of the composition has a darker palette which resonates the tones of the boat.
Willian Turner was a pessimist in life, for he lost his only sister at the age of eight. As his mother got mentally sick, he was sent to live with his uncle. Turner never got married, but his love and admiration for nature was very vivid and expressed many times throughout his life. “The Sun is God” were his last words. He was buried next to one of his masters, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Snow Storm- Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth c. 1842, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Snow Storm- Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth c. 1842 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
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