Turner lights up the Jacquemart-André museum
This is the spring event at the Jacquemart-André Museum: a retrospective devoted to Turner. From 13 March to 20 July, some of the master’s paintings and watercolours from the prestigious collection of the TATE Britain in London will be on display. An opportunity to discover a more intimate facet of the artist.
Why don’t you bring a little British flair to your Parisian stay? No need to cross the Channel, just head for the Jacquemart-André Museum. An exhibition of 60 watercolours and some 10 oil paintings awaits you, all signed by the greatest representative of the golden age of English watercolour painting.
These works have a peculiarity. They come from the artist’s private fund, which was bequeathed to the British nation upon his death in 1856. This exceptional collection includes a large number of works (paintings, studies, drawings, sketches, watercolours…) made for the artist’s own pleasure. These productions, not intended for sale, thus reveal a very personal work, full of spontaneity and expressiveness that tells us a lot about Turner’s true nature. Small bonus: some of these works have never been presented in France.
The Jacquemart-André Museum has chosen to honour watercolour. For Joseph Mallord William Turner, this technique was a real field of exploration that undoubtedly influenced his artistic evolution and his own technique.
Along the route, chronological, let yourself be bewitched by the effects of light, the play of transparency on the English landscapes or the Venetian lagoons; let yourself be surprised by the modernity of this great Romantic painter.
Discover the retrospective “Turner, paintings and watercolours” at the Jacquemart-André museum. All useful information is on the website: www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com.
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