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Podcast Episode 33: The Slave Ship by JMW Turner


In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I cover this work by JMW Turner. At first glance, it's a lovely seascape. But, upon further inspection, it's a dark and horrific murder scene.


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Edmund Burke

Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1771

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
















John Ruskin

1863

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JMW Turner

Self Portrait, 1799

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

















The Fighting Temeraire

1838

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons










Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway

1844

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons









Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth

1842

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons








Sources


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th Edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://collections.mfa.org/objects/31102


https://smarthistory.org/j-m-w-turner-slave-ship/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slave_Ship


https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/joseph-mallord-william-turner-558


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._M._W._Turner


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