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Ruin Lust review – transience, doom and lyrical melancholy

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Tintern Abbey: The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794

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from Terminal Illusions

The art of Caspar David Friedrich

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J.M.W. Turner, The Slave Ship, 1840 i. Inspired by an actual incident during which slaves were cast overboard during a typhoon ii. Exhibited at an international anti-slavery conference whose goal was to end slavery around the world iii. Turner wrote a poem describing the scene (romanticism)

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