Artists are tortured and tormented souls, agree? There are lots of examples of this sweeping generalization that can be sited; Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Jackson Pollock !
Meet J.M.W. Turner, the early 19th century British painter. He is known as Britain’s most gifted painter who was called “the painter of light” and master of exquisite landscape and seascape paintings with vivid and unforgettable skies.
This is Snow Storm at Sea one of his most well known paintings in a pre-Impressionist style.
He was fascinated at the potential and power of nature. He was strapped to the mask of a sailing ship in the manner of Ulysses, in order to experience first hand the ferocious sea storm. He carried his painting style to blowing, heavy pounding strokes and even spitting on his work in remembrance of the storm.