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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Levavi oculos ad montes

Mountains were the subject of some of Turner`s most brilliant works. Here are some of his works in The National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh



Joseph Mallord William Turner
The St Gothard Pass at the Devil's Bridge
about 1830 - 1835
Pencil and watercolour and scraping on paper
Size 23.20 x 28.90 cm
The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Joseph Mallord William Turner
Lake Como looking towards Lecco
about 1828
Bodycolour on blue paper
Size 14.20 x 18.80 cm
The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh


Joseph Mallord William Turner
Vèrres in the Val d'Aosta
about 1840
Watercolour, pen and red ink and scraping out on paper
Size 25.60 x 27.80 cm
The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh



"Levavi oculos ad montes... I lift up my eyes to the mountains: from where shall come my help? My help shall come from the Lord who made heaven and earth" (Ps 122[121]: 1-2).