The official announcement is supposed to be at 10 this morning, but world+dog is reporting the National Gallery is putting on its first winter blockbuster in a decade and it’s going to be Turner. From Wikipedia:
Joseph Mallord William “J. M. W.” Turner, RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as “the painter of light” and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism.
Most importantly they’re unchallenging and pretty, so perfect blockbuster fare.
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