Join Legacies curator, Zoë Lippett, for a talk on the exhibition, considering the relationship between Turner’s work and the contemporary works display.
Free, drop in.
Until 14 January 2018
A master of history, landscape and marine painting, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) challenged accepted conventions in art, often shocking his contemporaries with his techniques and candid portrayal of the modern world. Tate is home to the largest collection of works by Turner in the world and almost all of his works accepted by the nation as part of the 1856 Turner Bequest. Legacies will present a selection of oil paintings, sketchbooks and watercolours from the Turner Bequest, alongside work by contemporary artists who have made work after Turner or evoke Turnerian subjects and themes in their work. Considered together, these works provide an interesting context in which to consider the impact of England’s most celebrated painters on the course of British art.