The Young Turner: his art, alternative family and the women in his life
Lecture | Kineton Village Hall
Wednesday 15 April 2015 - 14:30 until 16:30
The new film, Turner, starring Timothy Spall as the artist, will generate much discussion (the art historian advising the film-makers applauded its authenticity). We await further insights from speaker, Michael Cullen, who will concentrate mainly, but not exclusively, on Turner's watercolours from c. 1795-1820, discussing and demonstrating how the artist developed watercolour painting so dramatically that it could compete with oils. He will examine one work in particular in which he believes Turner included the women in his life at that time (1815). Also of interest is Turner's relationship with women: not only his mother and two daughters but also several others, including possible lovers and the mother of his two girls. He touches on why Turner may have been unable and unwilling to make secure attachments with women, and hence his need for 'alternative' families.
The lecture is preceded by tea and cake and the Warwickshire Annual Meeting.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.