J.M.W. Turner is a U.K. national treasure. We are so fortunate that he spent so much of his time looking and capturing in pencil, watercolour, and oils so much of what was around him. On Sunday we went to Tate Britain to see their exhibition Late Turner: Painting Set Free.
Norham Castle Sunrise, one of my favourite Turner paintings was in the show. I have known Turner's work for most of my life, but this exhibition showed me how superficial that knowledge is. Familiarity is but mere acquaintance in this case, and my curiosity to learn more has been piqued. It is interesting how recognising so many works has deluded me that I was familiar with them and their originator. It is definitely time to find out more - although not this week as I have a bottleneck of online courses. I shall start next week with the catalogue for this exhibition.