The Burning of the Houses of the Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834
Snow Storm, Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps 1812
Joseph Mallord William Turner was a nineteenth century British landscape painter, and one of my personal favorite artists to have studied, and admire. Turner's rich color paired with the sublime, overwhelming scenes of nature present works that are a force themselves to be reckoned with. I have come across several times a story that Turner once had himself strapped to the front of a ship during a storm to experience it first hand; it is unknown whether this is true or not. He also is well known for his watercolors, which reveal more delicate compositions. Turner is regarded as a major influence for modernist abstraction works.