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Turner: the sublime legacy...

From July 6 to September 1, 2024, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco will unveil, in collaboration with TATE, the exhibition “Turner, the sublime legacy”.

Presenting a set of important works in a unique scenography of more than 2000 m2, this exhibition will be an invitation to a journey through the sublime representations of the world of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), from his landscapes to the elemental explorations of light and atmosphere of which he was a precursor and master.

Joseph Mallord William Turner La Chute d’une avalanche dans les Grisons, exposé en 1810 Huile sur toile  Tate
Photo: © Tate
Joseph Mallord William Turner La Chute d’une avalanche dans les Grisons, exposé en 1810 Huile sur toile Tate
Photo: © Tate

From his beginnings as a painter and watercolorist of the English countryside in the 1790s to the canvases of the 1840s, Turner's striking landscapes demonstrate an unprecedented mastery of color and light in a decidedly modern work.

“Turner, the sublime legacy” will present nearly 80 paintings and works on paper by the artist.

Joseph Mallord William Turner Grenoble vue de la rivière Drac, avec le mont Blanc au loin, vers 1802  Huile sur toile Tate
Photo : © Tate
Joseph Mallord William Turner Grenoble vue de la rivière Drac, avec le mont Blanc au loin, vers 1802 Huile sur toile Tate
Photo : © Tate

Coming from the Tate collection, which is granting here its largest ever loan of oils on canvas, a balanced selection of 38 oils on canvas and 40 works on paper (watercolors and gouaches) will reveal an eminently sensitive and poetic conception of landscape at Turner.

The watercolors that he composed in large numbers during his travels in Great Britain and continental Europe and his canvases, completed and unfinished, reveal in different ways and at different times the grandeur of natural phenomena and evoke the effects of light and of the atmosphere on the landscape.

Joseph Mallord William Turner Le Rigi bleu, lever de soleil, 1842 Aquarelle sur papier  Tate
Photo : © Tate
Joseph Mallord William Turner Le Rigi bleu, lever de soleil, 1842 Aquarelle sur papier Tate
Photo : © Tate

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