Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Amazing Oil Painting Of Natural Sunset

Bequeathed to the nation in 1857, the “Chichester Canal” is regarded one of the most excellent spectacular of all Turner’s works. Commissioned by George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, it is thought  the wonderful painting ambient like natural sunset hues were inspired by the beautiful atmospheric effects ofthe Mount Tambora volcanic eruption in Indonesia, around April 1815. The occurrence led to 1815 being dubbed the “Year Without yellow Summer” for many years afterwards. Turner’s impression of this East-facing vista down Chichester Canal is believed to be the very same view he saw from the windows of nice  Petworth Manor, West Sussex.

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