Don't be misled by the vibrant colors... The Slave Ship

Don't be misled by the vibrant colors... The Slave Ship

8/13/2021, 2:22:43 PM
Don't be misled by the vibrant colors... The Slave Ship (1840) is an intriguing painting about a dramatic historical event, and I just released a 2-min video discussing this work. You can find a link to the video in my bio. This painting is also known as Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and the Dying – Typhon Coming On. It is based on a true story about the slave trade in the late 18th century. In this instance, 132 slaves are thrown overboard, because of illness and a lack of food and water. And you can see some of the slaves and their chained arms in the water. A dramatic painting of a tragic historical event. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Turner #JMWTurner #BritishArt #BritishArtist #BritishPainter #SlaveShip #Zong #ArtVideo #ArtDiscussion #Amuze

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