6 Jan 2021 | 18:15 | Virtual/Online
Free event but any donations using the tiger below much appreciated.
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We are particularly thrilled to tell you that HRH the Prince of Wales as Patron of the Turner Society has prepared a special introduction to the series of talks in January, February and March on JMW Turner for Athelstan Museum.
J.M.W. Turner was arguably the greatest practitioner in watercolour the world has ever seen and his achievements still represent the benchmark for artists working today.Yet he left frustratingly few written records of his processes and was notoriously reticent about his methods. One brave soul apparently once asked him the key to being a successful artist and it is recorded that he rather grumpily replied “The only secret I have is damned hard work”! This lecture examines Turner’s watercolour practice in detail, unlocking the mysteries behind his exceptional effects. In addition to showcasing the diversity and richness of his achievements in the medium, we will look at his experimental approach to techniques and some of his tools and materials.