Thursday, October 4, 2007

Turner @ NGA

Turner, John Mallord William (1775-1851)

He has it all: talent, imagination, success. The kind of painting he creates is made for people to marvel and feeling hopelessly weak. As a romantic landscape artist, he's unrivaled. Lord Tennyson called him "the Shakespeare of landscape".

More than 145 of Tuners' paintings and watercolors are on exhibit in National Gallery of Art from Oct. 1, 2007 to Jan. 6, 2008. The Gallery also extended the exhibition by including lectures and a J.M.W. Turner film. This is perhaps the most comprehensive Tuner exhibit you can see, so DON'T MISS IT!

Some of the exhibits could be seen online at NGA website.

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/turner/i/norham-castle.jpg
[Norham Castle, Sunrise c. 1835-40; Oil on canvas, 78 x 122 cm; Clore Gallery for the Turner Collection, London ]

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/turner/i/ulysses.jpg
[Ulysses deriding Polyphemus - Homer's Odyssey 1829; Oil on canvas, 132.5 x 203 cm; National Gallery, London ]

Richmond Yorkshire, 1816, 29 x 42cm, Victoria and Albert Museum
[Richmond Yorkshire, 1816, 29 x 42cm, Victoria and Albert Museum]

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