A show at Tate Britain underscores Turner as the great recorder of elemental disorder and industrial pollution on the grand scale.
John Akomfrah Discusses Channeling J.M.W. Turner and Disasters at Sea
“The Deluge,” a monumental Turner painting showing a Biblical flood, is currently paired with Akomfrah’s “Vertigo Sea” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Sondra Perry’s First Solo European Show Engulfs Visitors in Turner’s “The Slave Ship”
Typhoon Coming On challenges visitors to consider the UK’s complicity in the dehumanisation of black people.
An Artist’s Light-Filled Tribute to J.M.W. Turner
In Ellen Harvey’s Nostalgia, the spiritual and the secular converge into a beatific, nature-based sublime.
J.M.W. Turner’s Unloved Late Paintings; or, The Whales
Some days ago — never mind the count — having not much purpose in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and nothing in its galleries otherwise to interest me, I thought I would wander a little and found myself in the most watery part of the institution.
J.M.W. Turner to Light Up the British £20 Note
J.M.W. Turner, the great English landscape painter who obsessed over light, will be featured on the new £20 banknote in the UK.
J.M.W. Turner, the Sublime, and Me
LOS ANGELES — “You don’t experience the sublime looking through double glazing, or at a distant electric storm, or watching a sea rage on TV.”
Saving the Only Building Painter J.M.W. Turner Ever Completed
“Painting can never show her nose in company with architecture but to have it snubbed,” J.M.W. Turner once said.
Who Are the (Potential) Art Winners Among the 2015 Oscar Nominees?
The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards are out today, and from Mr. Turner to Finding Vivian Maier, there’s a fair chance of some visual art films taking home gold-plated statuettes and adding Oscar medallions to their DVD cases.
Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color
For the past six years, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has been working with a color chemist to produce paint pigments that correspond to each nanometer of the visible light spectrum.
Scientists Use Artistic Sunsets as Time Capsules of Climate Change
In a study published today, Greek and German researchers have compiled the results of looking at sunsets in 310 works from the Tate and National Gallery in London. The focus is on sunsets because they can potentially show what the climate was like in the past and help improve climate change models for the future.
New Orleans Museum Gloats Over Super Bowl Bet with Indianapolis
“This painting is on loan to the New Orleans Museum of Art for three months from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which has the largest collection of Turner’s work outside Great Britain. The loan is a result of a Super Bowl wager between the directors of the two art museums …