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  • adj. Resembling to the works or style of the English painter Joseph Turner.


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Turner +‎ -esque


  • Did the well-born and even-tempered painter have a rugged nautical side, or nurture fantasies of roiled, Turneresque waters?

    Edwardiana in the News | Edwardian Promenade

  • At his best — as in the small drypoint "Portrait of Ernest Rousseau, State III" (1887), the Turneresque painting "The Domain of Arnheim" (1890), and the tiny, red-and-white oil portrait "Man of Sorrows" (1891), in which Christ's visage looks as if it is bleeding to the surface — Ensor is able to tap into something real and deep, to merge form and feeling until it achieves near-iconic status.

    The Uncommitted Fantasist

  • She was the one who noted that yesterday's sky was Turneresque.

    Wasting time on the beach

  • I especially enjoyed Siqueiros's two landscape abstractions, Turneresque conflagrations and floods of red and blue, respectively.

    Latin American Art at LACMA

  • There were only fines and, many have argued, Ike Turneresque promises by the firms that they would change their behavior forever.

    The Crusader

  • There is similar energy in Turneresque with its play on Ted Turner's TV world, and Turner the 19th century landscape painter, and again with its investigations of the prose vs. broken line, but much more edge.

    Elizabeth Willis

  • Turneresque and Meteoric Flowers, both by Elizabeth Willis, who along with Kate Colby, will kick-off the belladonna reading series in just two weeks.

    Elizabeth Willis

  • Thanks to Penn Sound you can hear Willis read from much of Turneresque, and you can find excerpts online, a sonnet sequence in HOW2, the final sequence of prose poems titled "Drive."

    Elizabeth Willis

  • Turneresque is a perhaps a less precise gem than Meteoric Flowers, but here is a case in which the less polished, or less tucked in nature of the former pleases more than the high-gloss of the latter.

    Elizabeth Willis

  • Now this wait on the staircase was to have for me consequences so considerable, and to reveal to me a picture no longer Turneresque but ethical, of so great importance, that it is preferable to postpone the account of it for a little while by interposing first that of my visit to the Guermantes when I knew that they had come home.

    The Guermantes Way


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