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TateShots used this passage to introduce Tate Modern’s Rothko Exhibition last year but it made me think of Turner.

“What struck me, as I walked up and down the history of painting, was how much it was about fading light, and that the history of painting is also the history of the loss of light. For slowly but surely…the light is squeezed out of painting to become finally a mere candle-flicker. A world once full of light becomes a world of shadows.”

Ian McKeever

From top: Chichester Canal; The Burning of the Houses of Parliament; Shade and Darkness – The Evening of the Deluge; Eruption of Vesuvius, Buttermere Lake, with Part of Cromackwater, Cumberland, a Shower; San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn

on twitter

  • RT @artinsociety: Albrecht Dürer died #OTD 1528, almost 500 years ago, but his studies of animals and bugs live on ~ here’s his finely-obse… 10 months ago
  • RT @TheSyriaCmpgn: These photos show the devastating conditions Syrian refugees are facing in Lebanon after a brutal storm left their tents… 1 year ago
  • RT @jeremycorbyn: I, Daniel Blake will be shown on TV for the first time, tonight at 9.45pm on BBC 2. It shows the human cost of this Tory… 1 year ago


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