Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Turner Inspired

Today the National Gallery in London opened its spring biggy: Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude. The title refers to Claude Gellée, who was born in the Duchy of Lorraine, and is better known as Claude Lorrain (Claude of Lorrain). Turner was inspired by Claude's brilliant use of light in his paintings. Above is Turner's Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Night (1835). The bad news, as always, is the cost of admission: adults £12, silver surfers £11 (91.6%). Pensioners ripoff! There are so many free exhibitions in London that paying over the odds is foolish. Click the title link if you feel silly!


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