Rush of modernity: 'Rain, Steam, and Speed - The Great Western Railway' (1844); Ruskin derided its celebration of industrial progress National Gallery Late Turner: In pictures The painting shows the blind giant striding across the country towards the east: standing in the clouds is Diana, who looks on as if she’s been expecting him. In Apollo and Daphne (c.1837), Daphne prevents Apollo from helping a dog pursue a hare, foreshadowing the god’s doomed pursuit of the nymph herself, who chose to be turned into a tree rather than be caught. Turner, "Rain, Steam and Speed" Reference: Cope, Bill and Mary Kalantzis, 2020, Making Sense: Reference, Agency and Structure in a Grammar of Multimodal Meaning, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. Room 34 is also known as the Great Britain Room. The complete breakdown of perspective in Rain, Steam and Speed is particularly intriguing since this is a work in which Turner seems to be reasserting his admiration for Poussin and his vividly expressive classical geometry. Orion had three fathers: Poseidon, Apollo and Zeus – or in Roman mythology, Neptune, Apollo and Jupiter. Furthermore, it is a beauty which questions progress. Rather, through his visualization of the Great Western Railway, Turner is questioning the security of the foundations upon which progress is erected, and the structures through which its energies are channeled and controlled. This landmark exhibition will bring together major works by Turner from Tate and other collections, including The Fighting Temeraire 1839 and Rail, Steam and Speed 1844. Rain, Steam and Speed isn’t one of those paintings. ‘There comes a train down upon you,’ Thackeray wrote after seeing the painting. It was released in 1999. The artist is his conveyance, not his companion, – his horse, not his friend.’ In Rain, Steam and Speed, however, Turner has placed his spectator in thin air. In one of them, a hare runs over the spot where Harold was felled at the Battle of Hastings. He captured some of the elements of Turner’s title – the wind-driven rain slashes across the bridge – but his train appears as static as a Monet locomotive idling at the Gare St Lazare. Stubbs’s Whistlejacket is at its centre. The Temeraire was decommissioned at Chatham and tugged upstream, from east to west, to be broken up at Deptford. The cloudscape resembles the paintwork of Rembrandt, Andrew Wilton says, a reminder of Turner’s debt to old masters. ‘His pictures denote a foregone conclusion,’ Hazlitt said of Poussin: that would be one way to describe Woodcock Shooting on Otley Chevin, too – or Rain, Steam and Speed. Paint has been applied with a palette knife: in places it looks as if Turner may have run his fingernails over the paint. Turner was 76 years old when Rain, Steam and Speed was exhibited. In Grouse Shooting on Beamsley Beacon (1816), a watercolour at the Wallace Collection, Turner portrayed himself and Fawkes on the moors above Bolton Abbey. ‘Rain Steam and Speed, The Great Western Railway’ was created by J.M.W. In the Scorpion panel of the Sala del Mappamondo, Orion marches forward with his three dogs; he is unaware of the scorpion lying in wait on the ground in front of him. Is the background to the picture the landscape near Cliveden – or Cliefden, as it was called before the name was tarted up by the Astors – or is it an imaginary landscape, made up of elements common to many of Turner’s paintings? Inigo Thomas claims that the hare faces certain death and remarks, in response to Turner’s contemporary C.R. Turner is arguably the best landscape painter of all the Western Art, and this supreme masterwork constitutes an almost impressionistic work. I stayed to the very last, and shall scarcely forget the dream-like sensation of finding myself with Rogers the poet’ – it was in the illustrations to Samuel Rogers’s long poem Italy that Ruskin had first encountered Turner’s art – ‘not a soul beside ourselves in the great rooms.’ But that was all he had to say. The depictions of machinery and industrial landscapes are few – there are more still lifes of fruit, fish and half-peeled lemons. On seeing Stubbs’s painting, the stallion is supposed to have attacked the portrait he mistook for a rival. In yet another, he is stung to death by a scorpion, and both are thrown into the sky by Zeus and given after-lives as constellations. Perhaps Turner thought the fire-box was at the front of the locomotive. In a famous essay about Poussin’s Orion, Ernst Gombrich listed the mythological sources available to Poussin, and attacked the ‘bewildering farrago of pedantic erudition and uncritical compilation’ that characterised the scholarship about this picture. He went to a private view at the Royal Academy in 1844: ‘A memorable day, my first private view of the Royal Academy. ‘He threw a fly in first-rate style,’ an acquaintance said of his fishing; he caught the gait of a fisherman ‘wherever the rod is introduced into his pictures’. Myths by definition have multiple sources. One word can stand for all the elements of the scene. ‘Fearful of every danger, and attentive to every alarm, the hare is continually upon the watch,’ Thomas Bewick said in his History of Quadrupeds (1790). 'Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway' (1844) When Turner was born, the horse was still the fastest means of transportation. Tennyson had the decency to confess afterwards that he had thought trains ran in grooves. One of Bourne’s prints is of the engine house where the Firefly locomotives were kept. , the sculptor, is supposed to have rubbed his hands in front of Turner’s blazing suns as if his friend’s pictures radiated the heat of glowing embers. That’s a question with an obvious answer – a train – but is Turner’s train just a train? The National Gallery’s collection is an expression of that reticence about modern technology as a subject for art. Certain death? There’s also the problem of the point of view; there’s no embankment at Maidenhead from which you can look down on the bridge. That may be the effect of foreshortening, or perhaps Turner’s bridge isn’t – or isn’t only – Brunel’s. By extension, it can be said to be a celebration of the technological future which the railway heralds. ‘Retouched with water colour’ was the remedy. The hare was (and is), as Turner must have been very well aware, the fastest animal native to Britain. Romantic era., Rain, Steam and Speed, Turner, view across the Thames Norma Smith This oil painting was first exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1844, it now belongs to the National Gallery, London. Perhaps performing roughly the same function as the small mouse in Terence Cuneo’s paintings, many of them commissioned by the Great Western Railway. Orion and Lepus from the Villa Farnese Sala del Mappamondo (1574). This book is one of a series called 'Art in Context', printed by Viking press in 1972. Turner in Romanticism style. Reynolds bought the painting in 1758; it was sold after his death, and a subsequent owner put it on display in London in 1821. Carlyle described travelling by train as the nearest thing to taking a journey with Faust on the Devil’s mantle. The train will catch up with the hare and kill it: there’s no escape, the track is encased by walls. But it never came to pass. A man follows a dog that has set out in pursuit, though neither looks to have any chance of catching the hare. But the structure that bears the weight of Turner’s rushing locomotive is surely not, as Nick Wellings claims, Hanwell Viaduct, also known as the Wharncliffe Viaduct. Please include name, address and a telephone number. The Landscapes of Canadian Modernist David Milne. looks again at Turner’s ‘Rain, Steam and Speed’. Turner’s​ The wall note beside the painting says: ‘A steam engine advances across a bridge in the rain. This horizontal line represents stasis, stability, passivity; the diagonal slash of the railway embodies energy, purpose, power. In this episode, we'll talk about Romanticist painter, JMW (William) Turner, and one of his most famous works, Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway. Further, the locomotive is on Hanwell Viaduct, not Maidenhead Bridge. To the left of the bridge, through a watery haze, a group of brightly dressed figures in red, white and blue stand on the water’s edge, and may or may not be waving at the train. Speed the plough? A train rushes across a bridge and is bearing down on a hare that’s running over the washed-brown bed of a railway track. In 1844, artist Joseph Mallord William Turner painted ‘Rain, Steam and Speed’, an oil painting that offers a peak at the beauty of the mid 1800’s rough landscape. The hare’s nose was once about to fall off. J.M.W. In their hats and coats, they are travelling on the Great Western Line when being out in the open and coursing through the country was billed as a thrill in its own right. At Bristol the one opposite her asked if he might open the window, warning her that she might be drenched. ‘The viewer had best make haste … lest it dash out of the picture and be away to Charing Cross through the wall opposite.’ The National Gallery has been refashioned, the RA has moved to Piccadilly, but the train in Rain, Steam and Speed is forever hurtling towards Charing Cross. The focal point of the picture is the front of the locomotive. Hazlitt went to see it: Nothing was ever more finely conceived or done. In a watercolour called Colchester, Essex (c.1825) a hare runs away from two dogs. That light is the false light of nostalgia. In front of them, a boat containing two figures drifts across the river. The following year she went to the Royal Academy and was amazed to see the Turner. Or was this a ‘What the heck’ moment when Turner decided the fire-box ought to be at the front of a locomotive? It’s 1844, and he’s got it. They are hardly visible and the heavy storm and the force of the train overwhelm their appearance. They feature in many 17th and 18th-century still lifes: dead hares are a motif at the Wallace Collection, and you’re now more likely to come across a hare in art than you are anywhere else. Fawkes is on a horse, looking on as Turner, with gun poised, moves forward through the heather towards two dogs on the scent for grouse. The light is the incandescence from this shining along the underside of the boiler. Rain, Steam and Speed. Another fear was that the eater would become as timid as hare. Ruskin was one of the first people to see Rain, Steam and Speed. It is thus impossible for the light of the setting sun to fall as it does on the warship. Is this enigmatic splash of colour Turner’s equivalent of Tennyson’s ‘Ringing grooves of change’? Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway; the painting depicts an early locomotive of the Great Western Railway crossing the River Thames on Brunel's recently completed Maidenhead Railway Bridge.The painting is also credited for allowing a glimpse of the Romantic strife within Turner and his contemporaries over the issue of the technological advancement during the … British Art. ‘As I stood looking at it I heard a mawkish voice behind me say: “There now, just look at that; ain’t it just like Turner? To the left of the line is the old Maidenhead road bridge, with the forested escarpments of Cliveden rising above it in the distance. - London, National Gallery. Yet the composition of the painting suggests that the railway is also a destabilizing, disruptive force, bursting through existing structures and shattering established distinctions and dispositions. Or a blind driver. If the stone bridge to the left of Turner’s Rain, Steam and Speed is, as seems likely, the Bath Road Bridge in Maidenhead, which is located to the north of Brunel’s bridge, the train must be travelling west away from London as the dawn rises behind it, not towards the capital. This Orion did, but then, when he was drunk, according to Hesiod, he raped Merope. In Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus, the Cyclops has been blinded by Ulysses and his men, who are escaping in their boat. Turner manifests a sensibility to warm colors, a new informal composition and an interest for modern reality. Shelves: art-art-art-art-art. Whoever saw such a ridiculous conglomeration?" Related Stories. J.M.W. This was Thackeray's response to Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed upon seeing it at the Royal Academy exhibition in 1844. The train is forever hurtling towards Charing Cross; the faintly seen hare survives. ‘Each outcry of the hunted hare/A fibre from the brain does tear,’ Blake said, but this hare’s death looks as if it will be instantaneous. He was not the definitive interpreter of the master. Turner scholars say the man is a ploughman with two horses. Turner asked Chantrey to bury him wrapped in one of his sun pictures to keep his dead body warm in the grave. Until the fox became the object of the chase in the mid-19th century, hares were as central to hunting as deer. Is it just a train, and how familiar, really, is that location? Poussin’s Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun was owned by one of Turner’s heroes, Joshua Reynolds. Detail of the hunter from ‘Rain, Steam and Speed’. ‘But still the heart doth need a language, still/Doth the old instinct bring back the old names,’ Schiller wrote. > Rain, Steam, and Speed - The Great Western Railway Print The scene is fairly certainly identifiable as Maidenhead railway bridge, across the Thames between Taplow and Maidenhead.  Rain, Steam and Speed: The Great Western Railway hangs in a corner of Room 34 at the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square. The picture shows an early morning train from London heading westwards across the Thames on the new bridge, as a rainstorm sweeps through the valley. In one version of the myth Diana was tricked into killing Orion by her brother Apollo, jealous of his sister’s affection for the hunter. "’, The Editor Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway. The hare isn’t immediately obvious because it is partially obscured by the driving rain. It will explore what it meant to be a modern artist in his lifetime and present an exciting new perspective on his work and life. Although fiery in appearance it is in the wrong place to be the glow of the firebox, whether actual or reflected; Turner’s art here becomes metaphysical, allowing us to see right through the structure of the locomotive to the blazing fire behind the boiler which is the heart of its strength. It breathes the spirit of the morning; its moisture, its repose, its obscurity, waiting the miracle of light to kindle it into smiles; the whole is, like the principal figure in it, ‘a forerunner of the dawn’. It was first exhibited in 1844 and is now on view at London’s National Gallery. Maidenhead Bridge was double-tracked from the outset and there would have been ample room for the hare to crouch in complete safety. In Woodcock Shooting on Otley Chevin (1813), a man on a wooded hillside stands in the foreground, signalling with his raised arm that a bird has been driven from cover and taken flight. Continuing the assumption that it was the Great Western Railway that inspired Turner, it may well have been a Firefly class locomotive working the train. It is another of the illustrative vignettes, and as Thomas says, a traditional symbol of speed. “Rain, Steam and Speed” is one of JMW Turner’s best-known works. Turner has further stressed this distinction by modifying the geography of the site, exaggerating the curve of the river and the divergence of the two bridges (which in reality are almost parallel) to strengthen the contrast between the old and the new means of transport, and between the old system of commerce which exists within the established order of things and the new system which cuts through it. I wanted to be reassuring, to say the train has no chance of catching the hare, and then I looked at the painting once more. They’re no more than blots, but they are distinctly people, and there seem to be seven of them, like the Pleiades. Leaning out of his coach window, he mentally photographed the scene, but when he painted this picture he characteristically took many liberties. A steam train speeds along a bridge (probably Maidenhead Bridge over the Thames) whilst a vortex of rain swirls around it. One of the sisters was Merope, also the name of the daughter of Oenopion, king of Chios, whose father was Bacchus – the Chians were, so it was said, the first people to cultivate the vine and Oenopion means ‘wine-faced’ if not drunk. Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth exhibited, 1842, Tate. In all this debate, we might remember what Ruskin thought of the picture. Might one aspect of the subject be, like that of the Fighting Temeraire, an elegy for past technology in the light of the new? Orion was the hunter killed by Diana who was thrown up into the sky to become a constellation (so the story goes), who would forever chase a hare he has no hope of catching, who appears in the skies clearly only between the autumn and spring equinoxes, and whose appearance in September and disappearance in March is associated with storms as well as the beginning and the end of the hunting season. When Carlyle wrote to Ruskin to complain, Ruskin threatened to end their friendship and alluded to his earlier falling out with Turner. In front of the train, a hare runs for cover. Inigo Thomas is finishing his book about the art dealer Tomás Harris. In the painting, both the hare and the train are already more than halfway across the bridge, and the hare is well ahead. For highlights from the latest issue, our archive and the blog, as well as news, events and exclusive promotions. This site requires the use of Javascript to provide the best possible experience. But the painting possesses heat: without it there would be no rain, steam or speed. Very simply, the Baroque in painting is an artistic style that expresses emotion through flamboyant, loose brushwork. The second edition of Modern Painters hints at Ruskin’s reticence about the representation of industrial technology. Slated by Ruskin as merely Turner’s attempt “to show what he could do with an ugly subject,” it captures a steam engine rushing through heavy rain, … The picture presents a study in all-comprehending light, its surface a swirling haze of white, gold and blue, out of which the dark shape of the train erupts, prodigious and inexorable. Hares were said to dance, widely believed to change sex, and like witches appeared out of nowhere only to vanish just as fast. It is not the value of progress that is questioned; Turner was unafraid of change, believing that the world had to undergo a process of constant destruction, re-creation and renewal. He painted the head of a heron with a dead fish in its beak – one of a series of paintings he contributed to the Fawkes Ornithological Collection, a four-volume album. They describe Mrs John Simon’s account of her journey in 1843 from Beam Bridge (then the furthest point westwards that Brunel’s Great Western had reached) to Paddington. There was a tremendous storm, which continued almost to Swindon. He never wrote a word about Rain, Steam and Speed, and he was never convinced that any train, or any idea of the ‘scientific people’, as he scornfully described them, was worthy of artistic representation. Unable to see and therefore to hunt, Orion went in search of Diana who he hoped would bring back his sight. The bridge, which was begun on Brunel's design in 1837 and finished in 1839, … London Review of Books That isn’t a bad description of Rain, Steam and Speed, either. Far from it. But the effect is that of a boiler being stoked, and thus the engine at first seems to be pushing, not pulling, its coaches. None of the correspondence following Inigo Thomas’s piece on Turner’s Rain, Steam and Speed has referred directly to the final pages of Ruskin’s Praeterita and Dilecta (LRB, 20 October). The Firefly class, in common with all other locomotives in 1844, was a coke (not coal) burner, with an open barred grate to its fire-box. When he drew it in, she asked if she could take a look. Modern Painters, Ruskin said, is an exploration of ‘the effect of greatness upon the feelings’; Turner, he wrote, was ‘the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas’. Commenting on the writer’s reaction to the painting, John Barrell wrote (in the LRB of 18 December 2014) that Thackeray ‘won’t have to wait for the tide of modern art to flood in to appreciate what Turner has done. In the 1781 Zong massacre, 133… The bridge the train is crossing has always been assumed to be the railway bridge at Maidenhead. Charles Lamb’s version of the Odyssey appeared in 1808: ‘Then came by a thundering ghost, the large-limbed Orion, the mighty hunter, who was hunting there the ghosts of the beasts which he had slaughtered in desert hills upon the earth.’, ‘Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun’ (1658). Please change your browser settings to allow Javascript content to run. The past is very evident in the collection of vignettes that Turner assembles around his central image. Turner had his supporters, including John Ruskin, who described his paintings as "true, beautiful and intellectual". Homer, Ovid, Boccaccio and the 16th-century poet and mythographer Natalis Comes all wrote about Orion. Read anywhere with the London Review of Books app, available now from the App Store for Apple devices, Google Play for Android devices and Amazon for your Kindle Fire. ‘The Bridge in the Middle Distance’ is the title of one the engravings in Turner’s Liber Studiorum, the series of prints he made to show off his artistic ability. The prancing horse is set against a sandy backcloth, and in its glossy, muscular and expensive way looks like the artwork for a cover of Vanity Fair. neither searched for beauty in the new Age of Steam. London Review of Books, Rain, steam and speed (The Great Western Railway) JOSEPH MALLOR WILLIAM TURNER (England, 1775-1851) 1844 oil on canvas, 91 x 112 cm. His own hounds have caught up with him, they don’t recognise their master and they’re about to tear him apart – just as certainly as the train will destroy a hare in Rain, Steam and Speed. He admired modernity. The contest between the hunted and the hunter was, unsurprisingly, familiar to Turner. The particular brushstrokes used for the rain create a veil over the speeding train as it travels to its destination. "Rain, Steam, and Speed" states emphatically that a railroad train crossing a bridge is beautiful. Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway. Oenopion asked Orion to rid his island of wild animals. Raeburn’s portrait of two young men out hunting shows one with his bow drawn, the other waiting in the shadows. If the hare​ in Rain, Steam and Speed is the quarry, who is the hunter? The same atmosphere tinges and imbues every object, the same dull light ‘shadowy sets off’ the face of nature: one feeling of vastness, of strangeness, and of primeval forms pervades the painter’s canvas, and we are thrown back upon the first integrity of things. Kenneth Clark described Rain, Steam and Speed as the ‘most extraordinary’ of Turner’s paintings. The engine he selected for his painting was the most advanced type of locomotive of the day, known as the "Firefly Class"; and the bridge it is crossing at Maidenhead was a masterpiece of engineering by the greatest bridge - builder of his time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The world has never seen anything like this picture." London, WC1A 2HNletters@lrb.co.uk The railway cuts diagonally across the canvas, from the dead centre to the bottom right-hand corner. Most Read. Francis Chantrey​ She was sharing a compartment with two kindly-looking old gentlemen. The additional wording to the title of Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire (second in line behind HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar) is ‘tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838’. The station wasn’t opened until 11 January 1864, some twenty years after the completion of Turner’s painting. Turner had been professor of perspective at the Royal Academy and proved in innumerable works that he could handle the device theoretically and practically, literally and imaginatively. The scene in Rain, Steam and Speed is of an imminent death, the instant of an action caught by a glance. In the passage where I mentioned Bracquemond, I referred to his prints at the first Impressionist salon, and how his version of Rain, Steam and Speed left out the hare that is in Turner’s painting. ‘They are pictures of the elements, of air, earth and water,’ Hazlitt wrote of Turner’s paintings. The Editor He also left out the hare. In the foreground on the bridge, between the broad-gauge rails, a hare races ahead of the speeding train. Artist in general found the Industrial Revolution wholly repulsive, and industrialists, for the most part, found only the picturesqueness of the past appealing. His belief in his omnipotence has got the better of him. On either side of the north entrance to the room are Calais Pier and Dutch Boats in a Gale, pictures of chance and fate – for Boccaccio, shipwrecks were emblematic of failed love, although in these scenes the boats may yet survive. There are seven Turners. 4:35. They also look like Orion’s belt. Beyond the fishermen is a stone bridge, so typical of Turner that it looks as if he’s quoting himself. JMW Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway, 1844, detail. On one of his trips on this railway, during a driving rainstorm, the artist saw a train approaching from the opposite direction. That alone makes it the better candidate to symbolise speed. Full Name: Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhon coming on. A detail from ‘Apollo and Daphne’ (c.1837). Artwork page for ‘Rain, Steam, and Speed, engraved by R. Brandard’, after Joseph Mallord William Turner, published 1859–61 Turner’s painting, reproduced in this engraving, seems to summarise modernity for Turner’s generation. Rain Steam and Speed, then, is a picture fraught with ambiguities and anxieties. In his essay on Poussin’s Blind Orion, Gombrich wrote that the ‘slightly repulsive apocryphal story … of the giant’s procreation … to Natalis Comes clearly signifies that Orion stands for a product of water (Neptune), air (Jupiter) and sun (Apollo)’. You've probably seen it. London, WC1A 2HN Between the two bridges curves the bank of the river, upon which some people are to be seen, seemingly waving or cheering the train. The date 1844 is significant in that railways were relatively new then. Having journeyed all over England and Scotland and half of Europe in stagecoaches, Turner was among the first to welcome this speedier and more comfortable method of travel. On bright afternoons, when the lamps are turned off and the room is lit only by daylight filtered through the frosted glass of the ceiling, the whites in some of the pictures become outstanding: electric light tends to kill the luminosity in Gainsborough’s portraits of white-haired women and men. Year: 1840. The Villa Farnese is a pentagonal palace in the hill town of Caprarola, north of Rome; it’s famous for its gardens and for its frescoes, and for an astonishing vista from its loggia towards the Italian capital, which Turner sketched when he went to Italy in 1828. His only equals in the picture are Diana and Apollo, only unlike them he isn’t a god. And up to the time of the Impressionists it is the solitary painting of significance glorifying the new age of railways. Bob Hall wonders what the hare was doing on the bridge. Step forward, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) and his painting Rain, Steam and Speed of 1844, currently to be found in the National Gallery of London. He called it Rain, Steam, and Speed: The Great Western Railway. The appetite has gone. The passengers in the open-topped carriages resemble the voyeurs in Manet’s Bar at the Folies Bergère. A gunman to the left is about to take aim; the bird’s flight that instant is obscured by a tree. At the Wallace Collection: East India Company Commissions. The direction of travel is significant for it implies, in line with Thomas’s interpretation, that Turner was seeking to depict the blind extermination of old, rural England by invasive industrial forces. Printed timetables told passengers to keep an eye out for animals of the chase and the hounds and horses that followed them, as if the journey were a tour through the hunting rites of the old country, a mythological England you tore through, hauled at speed by engines named after gods and monsters. The painting remains close to where it was first exhibited in 1844 when the Royal Academy occupied the gallery’s east wing. 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