After presenting the side elevation rendered in simple outline form, Turner used this to show the same view but now with aspects of ‘atmospheric’ , such as colour and shading. While these pictorial effects lend the scene a greater sense of depth, the drawing still does not reveal how many columns are along the front of the building. Turner ultimately argued that students should avoid applying perspective features to an elevation drawing. The two, he suggests, are equally important but should remain separate.
Gallery label, September 2004
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