The official catalog of the exhibition "Turner. Paintings and watercolors of the Tate"
In 2020, the Jacquemart-André museum presents a large retrospective of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). Undoubtedly the greatest representative of the golden age of English watercolor painting, he exploited the effects of light and transparency on English landscapes and Venetian lagoons. The catalog presents a selection of works allowing to follow step by step the evolution of the English painter: from conventional beginnings as a designer of topographic landscape and architecture, at maturity where he embraces an extraordinary diversity of subjects in a lively style, based on a subtle appreciation of light, color and atmospheric effects.
Curator: David Blayney Brown, senior curator of 19th century British art at Tate Britain, London
Pierre Curie, curator of the Jacquemart-André museum.
178 pages, paperback version
Editing by Fonds Mercator