Preview: Jack Foley
TATE Britain is proud to annouce the immiment arrival of Turner
Whistler Monet, an extraordinary exhibition which draws
on the influences and relationship between three giants of 19th
Art enthusiasts are strongly recommended to book tickets in advance
to avoid disappointment as this exhibition is already proving
JMW Turner, James McNeill Whistler and Claude Monet each changed
the course of landscape painting.
Whistler and Monet were friends and both initially acknowledged
the profound influence of Turner, adopting and working their own
variations on themes developed by their artistic predecessor.
Turner’s atmospheric effects
gave rise to Whistler’s Thames Nocturnes, and both Turner
and Whistler informed Monet’s revolutionary paintings that
went on to inspire the term Impressionism.
This exceptional exhibition focuses on views of the River Thames,
the Seine and the city and lagoon of Venice, offering visitors
a rare opportunity to see works which were highly controversial
in their own day but are now seen as some of the most poetic and
evocative images ever produced.
It has been organised by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Tate Britain
and the Réunion des musées Nationaux and musée
Turner Whistler Monet at Tate Britain from February 10,
2005 until May 15, 2005
London SW1P 4RG
By train: Vauxhall (850 metres approx.) and Victoria.