For our homework over the half-term period we were given some of J.M.W. Turner’s paintings to research and then give a critique to the class about the painting(s) given. I had 2 to research they were:
Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – The Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis) I really like this painting it does feel like I am coming out of a huge storm and seeing the first glimpse of blue sky. I get a great sense of the violence of the water slowly calming down. The more I look at this painting the more I see.
The Slave ship. This painting fills me with mixed emotions. When I first looked at it I was drawn to it’s lovely sky and the movement of the sea which I love but, then I noticed the bodies left behind as the ship sails on to her destination. I can definitely see and feel the message that Turner was trying to convey.