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Landscape with a distant river and dam - Joseph Mallord William Turner. 93x123
English artist of a romantic school William Turner (1775-1851) masterfully conveyed atmospheric effects, in his landscapes the main "hero" is a light-air environment. In the work on his works, the painter used Goethe's color theory, according to which color is born from the interaction of light and shadow, and the difference in colors comes from the difference in the degree of light and dark intensity. Turner was interested in modern scientific research and discoveries in the field of physics and chemistry, the physiology of color perception by the human eye. In his art, he did not seek to imitate the paintings of old masters and did not go on about the general public. Many did not accept his painting, especially those works in which the artist of the mid-19th century came close to the abstraction that appeared on the world art scene more than half a century later.
«Landscape with a distant river and dam"Refers precisely to this type of Turner work. The objects are deprived of clear outlines, the silhouettes are blurred and unclear. Modeling of volumes is carried out thanks to color gradations. However, the composition is based on a linear drawing: it is read in the layout of the plans, the contours of the river bend and the low horizon.
The painting was acquired by the Louvre in 1967.