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Turner à Sisteron

Abstract : The travel notebooks of William Turner (1775-1857) allow a detailed analysis of the way in which the artist recorded the terrain and transposed to more finished works (drawings and water colours) the forms of a landscape site which had particularly detained him: that of the town of Sisteron and its lateral valley, where, in 1836, he passed while on a trip on the road between Genoa and Grenoble. Many viewpoints, exaggerations of forms and relief, concern with details, sense of space and light, landscape recomposition: all things in which Turner showed great mastery and which the geographer can modestly draw lessons when he or she wants to geographycally analyze a landscape.
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Roland Courtot. Turner à Sisteron. Méditerranée : revue géographique des pays méditerranéens, Publications de l'Université de Provence, 2004, Géosystèmes montagnards et méditerranéens. Un mélange offert à Maurice Jorda, 102 (1), pp.157 - 164. ⟨10.3406/medit.2004.3351⟩. ⟨hal-01716308⟩

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