Monday, 25 November 2013

Turner and the Sea

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has opened its winter biggy: Turner and the Sea (CLICK). This major exhibition brings together 120 oil paintings, watercolours, prints and sketches, including some of the finest paintings of Turner's long career borrowed from collections around the world. Shown here is The Shipwreck (1805). The exhibition follows Turner’s progression from newly-elected Royal Academician to one of the country’s most celebrated artists. It also includes seascapes by van de Velde, Vernet, Constable and Gainsborough. I guess the insurance cover for this collection must be worth a small fortune. Tickets aren't cheap: £20 for adults, £15.45 for silver surfers.


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