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Turner and Bonington at the Wallace Collection

This autumn the Wallace Collection in London invites visitors to embark on a journey from the rugged Yorkshire Dales to the grandeur of Venice, pausing en route to enjoy the bucolic delights of crab fishing on Scarborough’s beach and to marvel at the gothic splendour of Rouen cathedral from the dockside. This odyssey is undertaken through a one-room display of watercolour landscapes by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) and Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828), the first time the...

Tate Britain Announces Re-opening of Galleries on July 27th

Tate Britain has announced that all four of its galleries will be re-opening on July 27th after the coronavirus lockdown. Highlights of the revised programme will include Andy Warhol, Aubrey Beardsley and Steve McQueen. In a statement issues on June 30th, the Tate said: “We’re excited to let you know that all four of our galleries will be reopening on 27 July. “We’ve been working hard to welcome you back safely, so you’ll see a...

Turner and the Sea

This exhibition is the first full-scale examination of J.M.W Turner’s lifelong fascination with the sea. Dramatic, contemplative, violent, beautiful, dangerous and sublime—the sea was the perfect subject to showcase Turner’s singular talents, and the 120 pieces on display include some of the most celebrated paintings of the artist’s long career. The extraordinary quality of the works gathered together for Turner and the Sea confirms his status as the pre-eminent painter of water, and demonstrates his...

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