By Cory Doctorow at 12:26 pm Sun, Nov 25, 2012
Avi sez, "I came across this Turneresque painting of Mumbai Local Trains by Bhuwan Silhare. Not much info about the artist online."
Bhuwan Silhare Mumbai Local Trains 2010
I’m assuming Cory’s alluding to J.M.W. Turner, who was famed for his landscape paintings featuring very atmospheric skies, seas, etc. Once again, though, it’s a pretty inexact allusion.
I think it’s pretty clear that Turneresque does indeed mean “resembles a JMW Turner painting” here.
As for the picture itself, it’s terrific but is it really a painting?
Looks a lot like the effect you get from Polaroid transfer – Maybe 2 shots layered? It’s very nice, either way.
The Flickr link states that it’s a photo.
No, It’s a photo of the painting. I found the source here:
Imagine my embarrassment… I saw “Turneresque” and thought Ted and colorization.
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