Freud, Nietzsche & the power of art :::.

by María Magdalena Ziegler  “He who possesses science and art also has religion; but he who possesses neither of the two, let him have religion.” Sigmund Freud (Civilization and its discontents, 1939) uses that well-known saying from Goethe to lead … Continue reading

::: Hello, Mr. Turner! :::

Of all British artists, J.M.W. Turner has always mesmerized me. His superb sense of color and his incredible vision of nature has thrown every other artist miles away from perfection. That a movie embraces him is such a joy. Watch the trailer of this magnificent film, directed and written by Mike Leigh, and Timothy Spall as Turner.

Also watch Mike Leigh talking about his vision of Turner in this short from the Tate Gallery:

 

J.M.W.Turner, "Snow Storm, Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps", 1812, Oil on canvas, 145 x 236,5 cm, Tate Gallery, London

J.M.W.Turner, “Snow Storm, Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps”, 1812, Oil on canvas, 145 x 236,5 cm, Tate Gallery, London

J.M.W. Turner, “Quillebeuf, at the Mouth of Seine”, 1833, Oil on canvas, 88 x 120 cm, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

J.M.W.Turner, “The Morning after the Deluge”, c. 1843, Oil on canvas, 78,5 x 78,5 cm, Tate Gallery, London

Finally, watch Simon Schama in the series The Power of Art. Best way to get to know Mr. Turner before the movie hits the big screen.