Type a written response to the following question:
Compare and contrast the paintings by Benjamin West, Death of General Wolfe, 1771, and Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Slave Ship (Slavers…), 1840. The following questions can be used to facilitate discussion or other questions by members of the group can be used.
- How do the artists use the natural world to communicate a message? How comforting is the natural world in each image?
- Do either paintings use religious overtones to explore the subject?
- How successful art the painters in presenting this subject?
- In addition, you may supplement their responses by watching the following video about Turner.