21 Jun 2023 | 2.30pm | Rausing Building
£6.50 (includes tea)
Tickets available online and in the Athelstan Museum shop
J M W Turner believed that landscapes could convey a full range of artistic, historical and emotional meanings and nowhere is that more true than in his seascapes. He had a lifelong fascination for the sea and a deep understanding of its moodiness, its violence and its serenity.
In this talk Fiona James looks at how Turner used paint, light and colour to express the mystery and moods of the sea. He also used the sea as a way of expressing the power of nature over man and he was capable of using the sea to rail against tyranny or to express his interest in modern technology.