April 23, 1775: J.M.W. Turner is born.
[Turner] became known as ‘the painter of light’, because of his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main constituent in his landscapes and seascapes.
The top painting (“Rain, Steam and Speed”) is hanging on the wall of Paul’s bedroom in Knife.
The biggest hung over the bureau: a swirling storm of gold, ochre and blue with a dark shape moving through it.
And here are the other paintings from Paul’s bedroom:
Another frame showed pine trees amid a snowy landscape, overshadowed by distant spires.
— Caspar David Friedrich, Winter Landscape (probably 1811)
Across the room, a host of tiny figures swarmed against a backdrop of lakes and mountains.
— Albrecht Altdorfer, The Battle of Alexander at Issus (1529)
And in the far corner, a man looked straight into a mirror at the back of his own head.
— René Magritte, La Reproduction Interdite (1937)