This modest exhibition showcases J.M.W. Turner as the undisputed master of light, and particularly focuses on his lifelong fascination with the sun. Witnessing the technicolour vibrancy of sunset, Turner repeatedly explored the transformative effects of sunlight, and sought to replicate its life-giving energy in paint. Combining naturalistic observation with imaginative flights of fancy, his light-drenched landscapes encapsulate the elemental force of his art and remain as dazzling today as they were for a contemporary audience.
Turner and the Sun