05 Apr 2016

The Poetry of Turner’s Eyesight

Artisans everywhere rely on the physical processes of sight. In the past that obvious fact was the basis of too much "interpretation". Impressionist paintings were said to have no meaning because they were exact reproductions of what the artists saw. And I must admit I too swallowed that one. I...

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09 Mar 2012

Turner Online

So many of Turner’s canvases are eye-shaped and his viewpoint so clearly Romantic and mystical that I cannot understand how so few people recognize that these images are taking place inside Turner’s mind behind his eyes. Simon Schama the historian did mention this in his book The Power of Art...

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