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Turner exhibition planned for Tate Britain

Turner exhibition planned for Tate Britain
29 Jul 2014

An exhibition focusing on later works by JMW Turner is opening at Tate Britain on September 10th this year.

In place until January 25th, Tate has said that the show is the first time a major exhibition has provided a survey of the artist's work between 1835 and 1850, the year before his death in 1851.

Meanwhile, artist Olafur Eliasson has created several new paintings which use Turner's own art as an inspiration - known as the 'Turner colour experiments'.

These will be on show at the gallery over the same period as the Turner exhibition itself, but starting two days earlier on September 8th. Though the Turner show has an entrance fee, the Eliasson display is free.

Eliasson's new pieces use seven Turner paintings as a starting point, turning Turner's hues into abstract studies of colour. They are being shown in the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain.

"The schematic arrays of colours on round canvases generate a feeling of endlessness and allow the viewer to take in the artwork in a decentralised, meandering way," Eliasson has said of the works.ADNFCR-408-ID-801738288-ADNFCR

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