J.M. Turner. Part 2

United Kingdom, 1972

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Episode of Series “Romantic vs classic art”.
Deals with Turner’s rediscovery of colour and its direct appeal to the senses, regardless of subject matter. He is considered by many to be the first “abstract” artist. One of the series of films written and narrated by Sir Kenneth Clark on the painters and sculptors who from 1750 to 100 engaged in the struggle between the classic and romantic ideals.



Colin Clark

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John Brabourne Productions







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Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Abstract

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Classicism in art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Color - Psychological aspects

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters

Crafts & Visual Arts → Romanticism in art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William)


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Color - Psychological aspects

History → History

People → Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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