J. M. W. Turner - Rough Sea with Wreckage 1840-1845

Rough Sea with Wreckage 1840-1845
Rough Sea with Wreckage
1840-1845 92x122cm oil/canvas
Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, Canada

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From Tate Britain:
While parts of this painting such as the flotsam in the foreground are unfinished, the carefully and solidly modelled clouds are well developed. Turner has realised his theme by depicting a break in the clouds at the centre of the sky, through which a shaft of light illuminates an area of calmer waters and a white sail. However, it is uncertain whether the boat has escaped the storm, or is heading into danger.