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)
Nicola Samori Italy Known for the intensity of preserving antiquated styles and themes in his paintings. Samorì creates moody and atmospheric pieces that weigh heavily both physically and metaphorically. The creation of each of his compositions is marked by ceremony before a systematic deconstruction. Baroque-inspired oil paintings on wood, or copper, purposefully destroyed. Process entails marking his painted figures with a palette knife or diluent.