Monday, March 15, 2010

Turner and the Masters

In complete contrast to the National Gallery's exhibition, this one at the Tate Britain was a delight. The paintings were displayed in spacious airy surroundings which enhanced the viewing pleasure. 'Masters' was taken somewhat loosely since, as well as the comparisons with earlier artists such as Rembrandt, Van Ruisdael and Claude, there were examples of some of
his English contemporaries such as Girtin. The versatility that Turner showed and the development from the early works
which were at times almost copies of earlier works to the much freer expression in later years was well illustrated.

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