Fierce, eccentric, beautiful. These are some of the words associated with the great British Romantic painter JMW Turner.
The senior visual arts class visited the current AGO exhibition of his later works today, and were treated to a guided tour by an education officer. We discussed the work of his period, sketched our favourite watercolours, and stood in awe at his majestic oil paintings which seemed to emit natural light.
“What I like best about the Turner exhibition was the fact that Turner’s art was centuries ahead of its time,” said one student. “I also like the fact that Turner was the greatest watercolour and oil paint abstract artist. The Turner exhibition opened my eye to a new but yet centuries old way of doing art.”
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