Waves Breaking against the Wind c.1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851
William Turner – Waves Breaking against the Wind

William Turner did a lot of these engaging seascapes. Because he painted more and more abstract his contemporaries criticised him for this tendency and thought that he must become blind. He was known for representational ship paintings, but he allowed himself to concentrated on color and light and therefore dematerialised his work. This made him a great influence for the coming impressionist movement. With his abstracted later works Turner climbed his artistic mountain and he became known as one of the greatest seascape painters ever.

It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create. – William Turner