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Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude is the most in-depth examination of Turner's experience of Claude's art to date.
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Sun Rising through Vapour, before 1807
Turner created a revolution in painting at the beginning of the 19th century, responding to a modern industrial landscape with a freer style and new approaches to composition. Yet a lasting dialogue with the 17th-century painter Claude lay at the heart of these developments.This exhibition offers the chance to compare closely related works by Turner and Claude and discover the extent to which Turner was inspired by Claude's mastery of light and landscape.
The exhibition includes oils, watercolours and sketchbooks and introduces visitors to the story of the Turner Bequest and its importance in the history of the National Gallery. The final room of the show exhibits archive material dedicated to this relationship.
What the critics say
Not only is the work all new, but Emin seems to be using her first real exhibition in Margate to make a definitive break with her dysfunctional Margate past.
Turner Contemporary's wonderful galleries bathe art in glorious daylight, and in response Emin has created a rhapsody in blue on white, with a series of gouache drawings and embroideries on calico.
This is the pleasure of the Summer Exhibition: to browse the galleries slowly and follow one's nose.
It is a terrifying image, modern or not. See it if you can.