J.M.W. Turner Watercolors at Buenos Aires Fine Arts Museum

7:10 PM Sandra Gutrejde 1 Comments

The National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) presents, for the first time in Argentina, an extraordinary exhibition of works by Joseph Mallord William Turner from the Tate Collection of London. Curated by David Blayney Brown, it brings together 85 watercolours from various periods of his creative life. The works will remain in exhibition from September 26th, 2018 through February 17th, 2019.

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), a master of history, landscape and marine painting, has been described by John Ruskin as the ‘father of modern art’. After J.M.W. Turner’s death in 1851, the contents of his studio became the property of the English nation, being mostly housed today at Tate Britain Gallery in London. It is one of the largest, most revealing collections of a single artist’s work in existence, comprising around 30,000 works of art on paper, including watercolours, drawings and 300 oil paintings. Most works in the Bequest are unfinished pieces or preparatory studies.

The selection from the Bequest exhibited in Buenos Aires allows us to look at Turner's progress from his conventional beginnings as a topographical and architectural draughtsman, to his embrace of an extraordinary range of subject matters. A small group of finished watercolours accompany the exhibition to show the public the real impact of Turner’s production.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta
Opening Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Admission to the Museum is free of charge.
Admission to Turner's temporary exhibition: $ 100 Argentine Pesos.
Admission free for: children under 12, retirees, Disabled visitors, and educational groups.
Admission to the Exhibition is free for everyone on Tuesday.

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1 comment:

  1. One of my Top Favorite artists ! I wish I was there ... :) I happily remember just walking down the couple of blocks from our home to the Museum all the time !