Back in slave days slave trading was a very profitable business. The slavers purchased insurance for their human cargo and would collect on their insurance policies; but only however if the slaves, died from drowning, not if they died from disease. Slaves frequently caught infections and deadly disease from the inhuman conditions aboard the slave vessels. Slaver aboard the ships carrying the slaves kept them on the bottom of the ship chained up, and under nourished.
Therefore in order for slavers the to get the largest profit for their slaves, it was common to throw the dead and or dying slaves overboard still in their chains, Causing them to drown or to be eaten by the sea creatures, and the sea gulls flying above, in order to collect the insurances it has been said that what the slavers did was so horrible that it was beyond the reality of most humans. The cruelty Of the slaver’s actions is beyond the comprehension a normal person. J. M. W. Turners the paint of the slave ship is intended to show of inhuman treatment of the slave trade movement.
His painting reveals just how cold hearted the slaves were, by showing what really happened out at sea. The harshness of storm indicates that nature is superior over humans. The blue color puts emphasis on nature and shows it’s superiority over man, it also give the impression of real emotion. The storm shows nature’s dominance over man. Horror is indicate in the painting by the darkness and the roughness of the colors, along with the ugliness of the worrisome storm approaching. Effective and contrast is shown between the close and distant objects.
For instance the ship is in the background of the painting, being roughed up and tossed around by the waves, after the slaver having thrown the dead and dying slaves overboard. In the foreground of the painting you see the sea creatures attacking all of the floating bodies of the dead and dying In the center background the bright sunrise is tar away in the distance; this separates the painting. Bright red and yellow color on the left of the painting shows lighting striking the water _ While on the right side of the painting the red and brown color in the water indicates the brown skinned slaves.
It looks as if Mother Nature is trying to get revenge for the inhuman treatment of the Slavers to their slaves. There seems to be a lot more focus on Mother Nature and the approaching storm in the painting than on the objects. The waves and the sunset, which seem to make the Objects and the figures disappear they are only denned by their forms and color. Nature seems to have a more defined part of the painting than the figures and the objects that are actually in the painting.
The bodies of the dead and dying slaves are a very small part of the painting even the ship is pushed into the back of the painting, giving the water and the sun more of the focal point. What looks to be waves splashing over the bodies and around the ship also give the impression that the storm is becoming stronger and that the ship is in as much danger as the dead and dying slaves that were thrown over to be drowned or eaten by the sea creatures, ELM_W, Turner makes effective contrast between the close up and background objects in his painting The Slave Ship.
After pursuing the transition between the various colors and forms of the heaving waters, he turns his attention to the part of the ocean surrounding the slave ship. The darkness and the horrid shadows f the treacherous Waves are tossed upon the gloom Of the night. This expresses the cold indicating the death upon the guilt of the slavers upon the slave ship. J. M. W. Turners painting the Slave Ship has does not have a real border at all: it is being totally illustrated by the contrast Of color and the pigments.
It is a very dramatic painting it has a lot of movement that keeps you focused. The colors in the painting are blended so perfectly that it is almost impossible to see where one color stops and another begins. J,M. W, Turner’s painting partly exhibits nature punishing the guilty men: Partly he slavers throwing the Dead and Dying overboard for a profit. And then Mother Nature about to bring upon the guilty vessel it’s well deserved end, But is the foreground he confronts the slaves being attacked and eaten by the sea and its creatures, J,M.
W, Turner’s painting presents images of sea creatures and horror; however this painting is not fiction. He is actually describing what really happened at sea during the slave days. Because in the slave days since insurance on slave covered only those drowned at sea and not on slaves who died due to the beatings, ease, and the horrific unsanitary and inhuman conditions aboard the slave ships because the captains were only looking to make money on the slaves, so throwing the dead and dying into the ocean was all for money.
IM_W. Turner’s painting is so realistic one almost feels as if they are there abroad the ship When I first looked at the painting I did not realize what it was. I thought it was a very pretty painting Of the sea. After looking closer and reading about the history realized vat the objects in the painting were. This is a very sad dramatic painting.