Late Turner: Painting Set Free

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Tate Britain

Until Sun Jan 25

  • JMW Turner

    'The Wreck Buoy', 1846

    Courtesy of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery)

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'Snow Storm - Steam Boat off a Harbour's Mouth', exhibited 1842

    © Tate

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus', exhibited 1839

    © Tate

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'The Blue Rigi', 1841-2

    © Tate

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'Light and Colour (Goethe's Theory) - the Morning after the Deluge - Moses Writing the Book of Genesis', 1843

    © Tate

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino', 1839

    © The J Paul Getty Museum

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus', exhibited 1839

    © Tate

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'Peace - Burial at Sea', 1842

    © Tate

    JMW Turner
  • JMW Turner

    'Rain, Steam, and Speed – The Great Western Railway', 1844

    © The National Gallery, London

    JMW Turner

JMW Turner

'The Wreck Buoy', 1846

Courtesy of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery)

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Claire D

This is a really good exhibition if you are a Turner fan, there is a lot of great work to see. The only downside was Tate letting too many people in at once so the first few rooms were extremely crowded. It is worth looking at the permanent Turner collection too and I liked the Eliasson colour experiments too.

Kate J

I thought I know Turner, I thought this exhibition will delight but not surprise.
I was mistaken and I'm rather happy about it. You do expect the yellow and the gorgeous skies and seas but all is not as calm as it seems at first and not just because of the storms. The daily struggle is somewhere there in every picture. Be it the running hare or sinking ship, a friend on his last journey or the Parliament burning.
The exhibition is magnificent and wonderfully curated. A joy for the senses. And now I crave a trip to the seaside. Even though it's freezing and windy...

Artseer

A fresh and comprehensive look at Turner's late output, this exhibition seeks to free the painter from the very many labels he has been given in recent decades.  This is not a show about Turner-the-this or Turner-the-that, with the focus on how subsequent generations interpret the artist.  Instead we are given a real-time mid-nineteenth century Turner in all his shapes and forms.  And from here, you yourself are set free to interpret him as you will:  http://wp.me/p3lxGr-8X