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JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour

Turner Contemporary, Margate

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Following the success of ‘Turner and the Elements’ in 2012, Turner Contemporary presents a major exhibition of work by JMW Turner and the fullest survey of the artist’s watercolours of Margate yet to be shown at the gallery. ‘JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour’ is the first exhibition to examine this fundamental theme in relation to Turner, exploring the familiar outline of his life and art in a new way. Colour is the essence of JMW Turner’s work, and his distinctive, sometimes eccentric use of vibrant colour was central to his success as an artist. Read more.

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Margate (1826–28), J.M.W. Turner

Margate (1826–28), J.M.W. Turner. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Storm off the east coast (c. 1835), J.M.W. Turner

Storm off the east coast (c. 1835), J.M.W. Turner. © Museums Sheffield

Vermilion Towers (c. 1834), J.M.W. Turner.

Vermilion Towers (c. 1834), J.M.W. Turner. © Tate, London 2015

Sunset over the sea (c. 1840–45), J.M.W. Turner.

Sunset over the sea (c. 1840–45), J.M.W. Turner. © Private collection

Ehrenbreitstein during the demolition of the fortress (1819–20), J.M.W. Turner.

Ehrenbreitstein during the demolition of the fortress (1819–20), J.M.W. Turner. © Bury Art Museum, Greater Manchester

Landscape with water (c. 1840–45), J.M.W. Turner

Landscape with water (c. 1840–45), J.M.W. Turner. © Tate, London 2015

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