7 June 2017
The sun appears in many different guises in Turner’s work. Sometimes it is something very natural and elemental, at others, it is more mysterious and mystical. Turner was working in an era when the sun – what it was, what it was made of and the source of its power – was still a source of mystery and wonder.
When JMW Turner died in 1851, he bequeathed over 300 paintings and 30,000 sketches to the nation, with the proviso that they should all be housed in ONE special building. Thanks to his family and other vested interests, his wishes were totally ignored and the collection, which is worth at least £1bn, was split between […]
Poor old Turner. When he died in 1851, he bequeathed over 300 paintings and 30,000 sketches to the nation, with the proviso that they should all be housed in one special building. Thanks to his family and other vested interests, his wishes were totally ignored and the collection, which is worth at least £1bn, was […]
Late Turner – Painting Set Free, Tate Britain by artseer.wordpress.com Turner did not take much of a retirement. In 1851, the year he died, he missed the annual exhibitions; but the previous year, aged seventy-five, there he was at the Royal Academy, with four large oils to display. During the final fifteen years of the […]
The Tate have announced some of the highlights for their 2014 exhibition programme. Included will be major exhibitions of the work of Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, JMW Turner, Richard Hamilton and Kazimir Malevich. The late periods of two giants of painting are presented in major exhibitions in London. At Tate Modern, Henri Matisse: The […]
Pandemonium as art collectors scrabble to get hands on work by 9 year-old, in 10-minute sale that makes over £100,000 A collection of paintings by 9 year-old ‘prodigy’ Kieron Williamson sold out in just 10 minutes for an unbelievable £105,000. This was Kieron’s fourth sale, and buyers clamoured to pay anything from £1,250 to £15,595, […]