The English Romantic painter’s techniques amazed audiences in the 19th century and continue to capture attention today.
William Turner is inspiring Londoners and future generation artists with special watercolor expertise.
Turner’s experimentation with the portrayal of light and landscape, light on water and painting contemporary scenery of landscapes and seascapes have a lasting impact on viewers.
The National Gallery has two exceptional paintings: ‘Dido building Carthage’ and ‘Sun rising through Vapour: Fishermen cleaning and selling Fish’ which portray Turner as the ‘painter of light’ as seen above.
The gallery is showcasing a variety of the art including oils, etchings, engravings, watercolors, works in gouche and rare letters, sketchbooks and photos.
The exhibit is on display at the National Gallery on display from 10am-6pm until 05 June 2012.