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Turner and the Sun

Escape to the gallery for a moment of joy! This modest exhibition celebrates J.M.W. Turner as the undisputed master of light and focuses on his lifelong fascination with the sun. Witnessing the technicolour vibrancy of sunset, Turner explored the transformative effects of sunlight, and sought to replicate its life-giving energy in paint. Combining naturalistic observation with imaginative flights of fancy, his light-drenched landscapes remain as dazzling today as they were for a contemporary audience. Curated by Nicola Moorby, and with loans from Tate and rarely seen personal items, this is your chance to see Turner on your doorstep in 2017.

Image: Going to the Ball (San Martino), exhibited 1846, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851). Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo ©Tate, London 2017

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Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery

Address: Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD
Telephone: 01256 465902

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