The de Young Museum is currently exhibiting "J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free." It is the first major show focusing on his late career. I found it especially interesting to see after viewing the recently released movie about Turner, "Mr. Turner." More . . . Show runs through September 20, 2015.
|I learned about Varnishing Day in the movie and found it fascinating.|
|"War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet"; 1842|
|monster detail from "Sunrise with Sea Monsters"; 1845|
|three paintings Turner working on concurrently just before he died|
|queen detail from "The Departure of the Fleet"; 1850|
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