Turner’s late works are semi-abstract evocations of light as an emanation of the divine. In this phase of his career, he shunned solid forms in favor of broadly applied atmospheric washes; his canvases springing to life with dramatic contrasts of tone and color. Here, gondolas and barges cross the lagoon toward Venice as the sun sets and the full moon rises. When Approach to Venice was first exhibited in 1844, Turner quoted Lord Byron in the catalog description: “The moon is up, and yet it is not night / The sun as yet disputes the day with her.” John Ruskin described this painting as “the most perfectly beautiful piece of colour of all that I have seen produced by human hands, by any means, or at any period.”
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J.M.W. Turner : “Approach to Venice” (1844)
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