J.M.W. Turner’s poetic visualization of British history

Turner has arrived in New York. In The New Yorker, back in September, when the exhibition was opening at the National Gallery, Simon Schama wrote an engaging article about Turner’s critical reception during his own time. “Poor old Turner: one minute the critics were singing his praises, the next they were berating him for being … read more… “J.M.W. Turner’s poetic visualization of British history”

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J.M.W. Turner’s poetic visualization of British history

“J.M.W. Turner,”National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Oct. 1-Jan. 6, 2008. See images of Turner paintings from the National Gallery’s collection. In the upcomng New Yorker, Simon Schama tells Turner’s story. “When the Houses of Parliament caught fire, on the night of October 16, 1834, Turner, along with a throng of fellow-Londoners, rushed to see … read more… “J.M.W. Turner’s poetic visualization of British history”

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