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JMW Turner, Adventures in Colour, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent
October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - January 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour
Turner and Colour is the first exhibition to examine this fundamental theme in relation to Turner, exploring the familiar outline of the artist’s life and his art in a new way.
Colour is the essence of JMW Turner’s work, and his distinctive, sometimes eccentric use of vibrant colour was central to his success as an artist.
Featuring more than 100 works in both oil and watercolour, the exhibition highlights Turner’s engagement with developments in colour theory and his adoption and exploitation of new materials. Beginning with the more traditional ‘Old Master’ aesthetic that Turner quickly matched and then superseded, the exhibition charts the impact made by the artist’s experimental techniques.
JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour is curated by art historian Ian Warrell.
“Forget the Modernists – Turner is one of Britain’s true radicals” – Guardian
Turner Contemporary is a world-class gallery in the vibrant seaside town of Margate. We showcase contemporary and historical art in new and dynamic ways. Open Tuesdays – Sundays. Admission is free.