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 (Slaversâ€¦), 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.