The old... the new...

This painting was created by Turner, the famous English romantic artist, as a way to show the changing times. The title is "The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last breath to be broken up" and it dates from 1838. The sun is setting, the sea is calm. A sensation of peace seems to overwhelm you as you watch this scene, at least this is the case for me. In the right side of the painting we see darkness, shadows, these await the old ship that will soon be replaced. The industrial Revolution was well underway by this time so the feeling of change could not escape the field of art.

J. M. W. Turner, the painter of light.

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