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Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

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The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square

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Wed 14th Mar 2012 to
Tue 5th Jun 2012

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WHERE:The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN


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TIMES:Open daily 10am–6pm (last admission 5pm) Late nights Fridays until 9pm (last admission 8.15pm)

ADMISSION:See official website for prices. Advance booking recommended.


Turner created a revolution in painting at the beginning of the 19th century, responding to a modern industrial landscape with a freer style and new approaches to composition. Yet a lasting dialogue with the 17th-century painter Claude lay at the heart of these developments.

This exhibition offers the chance to compare closely related works by Turner and Claude and discover the extent to which Turner was inspired by Claude's mastery of light and landscape.

Works on display:
'Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude' is the most in-depth examination of Turner's experience of Claude's art to date.

The exhibition includes oils, watercolours and sketchbooks and introduces visitors to the story of the Turner Bequest and its importance in the history of the National Gallery. The final room of the show exhibits archive material dedicated to this relationship.


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