Turner and the Sea

Date: Mar 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Bernardsville Library

The "Fighting Temeraire" Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken UpThe sea was a central subject for the great 19th century British artist J.M.W. Turner. Nearly one-third of his extant pictures are seascapes – from his very first exhibited painting done in his early twenties to works created in the months before his death at 76. Turner represented the sea in all its guises – calm or stormy stages for myth and history, settings of contemporary life, or striking expressions of the awesome power of nature. This illustrated talk by Vivian Gordon coincides with the exhibit, “Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time” on view at The Frick Collection in New York City. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.  Please note start time.