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Turner and Venice [electronic resource]

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Venice is the subject that dominates the later paintings of J. M. W. Turner. Its shimmering radiance, ethereal beauty, and faded magnificence inspired some of his best-loved and most enchanting images-dazzling reflections on light and color, history and literature, tradition and modernity. This program explores all aspects of the rich relationship between the illustrious painter and the city he loved so well. Interviews with Ian Warrell, curator of a Turner exhibition at Tate Britain; historian David Laven; poet Andrew Motion; and artist Cornelia Parker are featured.
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49 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Turner's Venice (3:38)
  • Tumultuous History of Venice (2:50)
  • Turner's Sketches of Venice (3:35)
  • Influences of Titian and Tintoretto (3:14)
  • Turner's Venice in the 1830s (2:40)
  • Turner and Lord Byron's Venice (4:22)
  • 1840 Trip to Venice (4:30)
  • Turner's Critics (3:42)
  • Turner's Later Paintings (5:40)
  • Turner's Romantic Venice (1:44)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
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33427 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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