Joseph Mallord William Turner

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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Postby crgcas » Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:48 am

…if for no other reason other than how prolific he was! There are scans of 300 of his sketchbooks totaling 30,000 sketches and watercolors from his travels. There are even scans of the covers of the books themselves which are wildly varying and beautiful. Each one is completely different. If I did my math right this is seventy years worth of sketching.

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His Sketchbooks: http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/BrowseGroup?cgroupid=999999995
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JMW_Turner

And I was starting to feel excited about finishing my first moleskine…

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Postby enrico » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:16 pm

wow, awesome !!! Amazing amount of scans ...
many thanks for the link

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Postby crgcas » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:13 pm

Gladly!

..and thanks for organizing sketchcrawl - so much talent and inspiration here!


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