Colour is the essence of Turner’s work, and his distinctive, sometimes eccentric use of vibrant colour was central to his success as an artist. Featuring more than 70 works, this exciting exhibition, curated by Ian Warrell, will highlight Turner’s engagement with developments in colour theory and his adoption and exploitation of new materials. Beginning with the more traditional ‘Old Master’ aesthetic that Turner quickly matched and then superseded, the exhibition (8 October 2016 to 8 January 2017) will chart the impact made by the artist’s experimental techniques.
Entrance is free, without ticket. Meet in the gallery foyer.