J.W. Turner, Burning of the Houses of Parliament, 1834 – 1835
- This is the other side of the coin of landscape painting – the sublime, where nature is depicted as powerful and uncontrollable. Turner still finds this as beautiful as Constable finds his harmonious landscapes.
- An event Turner witnessed; the government building burned down.
- Reflects an attitude that nature is beautiful, but vast, terrifying, and far beyond the control of man.
- Human figure is dwarfed by nature; they are hardly noticeable at first glance. They are secondary to the force of nature displayed. o Turner uses painterly effects to evoke an emotional response.