Rain, steam and speed
Date: 19th century
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: National Gallery, London, UK
Rain, Steam and Speed or The Great Western Way. In 1844, when the image was created was a revolutionary innovation that transformed not only landscapes but also the concept of time, industry, commerce and leisure. For the artist, it was naturally attractive motif. Turner managed to capture not only the speed and strength train, but the rain drumming on the train and the bridge. Rain emphasizes strength train, who steadfastly treads landscape (composition in the open countryside also contrasts with the advent of the industrial era, the country's rural landscape). Turner painted at a time when only a handful of lucky people could move faster than walking speed - and at the same time it was possible to drive at times higher. The painting technique is typically turnerovská approaching almost an abstraction, which helps the rain, in which everything disappears concrete and sharp.
Turner painted picture Rain, steam and speed in 19th century. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is landscape. Original size is . This art piece is located in National Gallery, London, UK. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851).
landscape painter. His style laid the foundations for Impressionism
. In his time, he was considered a controversial artist, today, he is recognized for his approach to landscape painting. He worked with light (he used to be known as the painter of light). He also masterfully painted with watercolours. An example of his refined style, which influenced the French impressionists, is his Rain, Steam, Speed
, in which he hinted at the form objects and plot of the painting using only the mixing of colours. A very similar work is also Fighting Temeraire
(a battleship that rose to fame in the Battle of Trafalgar) from 1839, in which the famous ship pulls into the steamer docks for dismantling.