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Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight, Turner (ASL)

Turner’s atmospheric harbor view blends the heavy, thick smoke coming from the fiery braziers with an evocative, romantic seascape. The men heave coals onto the sailing ships that line the shore in a forest of prickly masts. The moon reflects on the still water so brightly that that the viewer momentarily wonders whether the scene is illuminated by the afternoon sun.

Released: August 04, 2015