Monday, July 21, 2003

Tate Gallery: Turner Online

This Web site is devoted to Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851), one
of Britain's most famous, and somewhat controversial, artists. Turner
displayed his first oil painting at the Royal Academy at the age of 21, and
he remained actively involved at the Academy for the rest of his life. The
site provides a brief biography of the artist as well as a timeline in which
Turner's accomplishments are placed in the context of other political and
cultural events. Since Turner's art was somewhat controversial this site
also includes feedback from other artists and writers, such as Constable,
Ruskin, and Matisse. Finally, the Web site includes Focus Sheets for
teachers who take their students to Tate, the location of the national
collections of British Art and international modern art. [KH]
>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003.

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