Inspired by the Clark Art Institute's masterpiece Rockets and Blue Lights, this exhibition explores seascapes painted
by J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) during the final decades of his career. Approximately thirty-five oil paintings and
watercolors, including many never before seen in the United States, represent Turner at the height of his artistic powers.
Characterized by a free and loose brushwork and experimental color sense, these works brilliantly evoke Turner's modernism.
Viewers will be swept away by the power and magnificence of these beautiful and exhilarating paintings, in which Turner painted
the ocean as a stage for human drama and action.
The exhibition is organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the
Manchester City Galleries, Manchester, United Kingdom, and
will also travel to the Burrell Collection, Glasgow.
A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue is available in the Clark
|Rockets and Blue Lights (Close at Hand) |
to Warn Steamboats of Shoal Water
exh. 1840 (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute)