mardi 18 mai 2010

1362 : Regulus

In this work, begun in Rome in 1828, Turner returns to the theme of Carthage. Here, he recounts the fate of Marcus Atilius Regulus (d. 250 B.C.), the Roman general whose eyelids were cut off by his captors before he was exposed to the blinding rays of the sun (Regulus is the man in white in the lower right corner). Turner emphasized the narrative significance of light while reworking the canvas on the eve of the opening of the 1837 British Institution exhibition. A witness described its transformation : "The picture gradually... [Lire la suite]
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