Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dallas Museum of Art Turner Exhibit

March 12th

Since we were already in downtown Dallas, we headed over to the Dallas Museum of Art to see the new JMW Turner exhibit. This is the largest and most comprehensive retrospective ever presented in the United States of the career of J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), one of the greatest landscape painters in the history of art. The exhibit consisted of approximately 140 works, divided almost evenly between oils and works on paper, and will included masterworks representing his extensive range of subjects—seascapes, topographical views, historical events, mythology, modern life, and scenes from his imagination. Many of these works have never been shown in the United States.

This isn't a great photo, but no flash photography is allowed in the museum and no photography of any kind is permitted in the Turner exhibit.

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