Angel in the Sun: Turner's Vision of History

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Turner was deeply affected by the world in which he lived, the sciences that explained it, and the conflicts and accomplishments of his society. He wove these strands into the dense fabric of the historical pictures he created, pictures that were extremely varied, complex, original, and controversial. In Angel in the Sun Gerald Finley untangles the various thematic strands running through Turner's art, including the intersection of private and public histories, classical and biblical history and contemporary events, and science and religion, and shows how Turner's use of light and colour played an important role in conveying these ideas. Angel in the Sun includes over 130 illustrations in colour and black and white that reveal Turner's remarkable achievement as a painter of historical subjects. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the book will appeal not only to art historians and landscape theorists but also to historians of science and literature.

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"A worthy addition to Turner studies. Finley is an established scholar in the field and his book is highly original, even provocative in places. Angel in the Sun offers new interpretations of both Turner's historical landscapes and his knowledge of coloristic and optical theories." Susan P. Casteras, University of Washington, Seattle

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