In this re­mark­able pair of seascapes, Turner re­veals his unique knack for trans­mut­ing loss into beauty

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War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tol­stoy: but it is also a match­ing pair of paint­ings by Joseph Mal­lord Wil­liam Turner, first ex­hib­ited in 1842, hang­ing ad­ja­cently in Tate Bri­tain. It must be 40 years since I first saw them, and Peace made the greater im­pact on me; per­haps be­cause I heard mu­sic in my head when I saw it.

It ex­presses calm through a blue­ness in its palette. Its evo­ca­tion

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