The Sun is God: A Winter Warmer with JMW Turner

Sat 27 Jan | 10.00-11.30 | Tate Britain

Beat those cold January blues and warm up in the world’s largest collection of JMW Turner paintings. As we wander through Tate Britain’s Clore Gallery, we’ll be immersed by the yellow and orange hues of Turner’s skylines. We will learn why Turner is internationally regarded as ‘the painter of light’. Whether it is the soft light of dawn, the stark brilliance of midday, or the intense vibrancy of sunset, JMW Turner’s light-drenched paintings demonstrate his obsessed experimentation with light and colour. Alongside shockingly loose brushwork, his contemporaries were stunned by this luminous palette, leading John Ruskin to label him ‘the father of modern art’. Join us on this whirlwind Turner tour and understand exactly what Ruskin meant!

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AL, London law firm (National Portrait Gallery tour)

My son Charlie and I were taken round the National Gallery by Rose Balston, and in three brief hours, we were inspired to levels of wonder. Rose has the gift of allowing you to discover things in the paintings that you would never have noticed before…I’d strongly recommend you join an Art History UK tour.
MH, Editor of Country Life Magazine (National Gallery)

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