Turner and the Sun

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/turner-and-sun

05 Aug to 15 Oct
  • Going to the Ball (San Martino), exhibited 1846, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 1851). Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo (c)Tate, London 2017
  • Going to the Ball (San Martino), exhibited 1846, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 1851). Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo (c)Tate, London 2017

The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre

Jewry Street, Winchester

SO23 8SB

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. 

Monday - Friday: 9am-7pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 11am-3pm.

Entry is free

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