Free eBook JMW Turner the skies sketchbookAuthor J. M. W. Turner –

A Handsome Volume It Makes One Grateful For The Reproduction Of The Book There Are Few Pages In The Book That Don T Reward This Kind Of Contemplative Attention With An Enhanced And Often Thrilling Perception Of The Beauty Of Cloud Dynamics The We Look, The We See Alan Davis, Turner Society NewsA Beautifully Produced Near Facsimilie Of Turner S Sketchbook Collecting Turner S Skies Studies Turner S Sketchbooks Were Private Things Which He Kept To Himself They Might Live For Some Time In His Coat Pockets Or Travel Bags, To Be Pulled Out As Need Arose In The Studio, They Served As Memory Banks For Future Work Besides Many Watercolour Studies Of Sky Effects, The Sketchbook Reproduced Within This Unique Publication Also Includes Pencil Sketches Of Places In London And The Surrounding Area Turner Drew And Painted Sky, Clouds And Weather All His Life As A Boy He Liked To Go Up To Hampstead Heath In North London, Lie On His Back To Draw The Sky, And Return To Town To Sell His Day S Work Late In Life He Made Many Colored Studies, Often In Kent Which He Believed Had The Finest Skies In Europe This Edition Of The Sketchbook Reproduces All These Beautiful Drawings And Watercolours In Facsimile, With An Illustrated Introduction By Turner Expert David Blayney Brown Discussing Their Background And Impact

6 thoughts on “JMW Turner the skies sketchbook

  1. says:

    Tr s beau livre des ciels de Turner.Il s agit des ciels qu il ne cessait de repr senter dans de petits carnets qu il avait toujours sur lui Ils sont souvent aquarell s Ces dessins illustrent sa fascination pour le ciel et son caract re changeant Il les peint et peint encore sans jamais s arr ter Les images sont d une grande douceur et po sie, toute en l g ret Peu est requis pour rendre un ciel f rique qu on l admire de Paris ou Londres.Je recommande ce livre tout les amateurs de Turner et des ciels l introduction par David Blaynay Brown est tr s int ressante.

  2. says:

    Poor reproductions Why The book is printed on cream paper instead of clear white When the color images are printed, they become less distinct and the colors are less vibrant because the photography takes in the color of the original art paper When you add the color of the naturally aged paper of the original artwork and add it to cream paper, you get cream x2 A good book designer would know this, but this one trying to make a cute souvenir book and shame on the Tate for accepting it.It took MONTHS for the seller to ship Not kidding Too much trouble to return Poorly packed when it was sent.Oh, if you doubt the review and you order the book anyway, compare the printed illustration on the front to anything inside The difference in clarity is astounding A poor tribute to a great painter I will say this though I get a kick out of the recto pages being printed It is, after all, supposed to be a true representation of the sketchbooks and printing both sides is currently an accepted practice To do that and yet fail at the most important goal is a total waste of paper, time and my money.

  3. says:

    This is a super little book It feels a bit like you are looking at Turner s own sketchbook I found myself turning the pages carefully, so strong is my imagination It is a treat to see his thought process, and his hand in these little sketches The warm paper does overwhelm some of the images I am not sure if he would have used such yellow paper back then, or if this is trying to replicate an aged sketchbook.

  4. says:

    Elegant, expressive simplicity Love Turner s watercolors, love this book.

  5. says:

    This book is visually beautiful What a gift to glimpse at the sketchbook of a genius I hope of his sketchbooks will be printed for the public to enjoy.

  6. says:

    Nice reference book for a watercolorist, as I am Shows the beautiful subtle skies Turner did so well.