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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Currently Hanging

posted by on June 24 at 10:33 AM

J.M.W. Turner’s The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 (1835), oil on canvas, 36 1/4 by 48 1/2 inches

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through Sept. 21. (I wish I had a trip planned. Instead, I’ll have to rely on the spectacularly overwrought Simon Schama episode.)

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It would not surprise me in the least to learn that heaven looks exactly the same as standing in the Clore galleries, at Tate Britain, amongst the late-period Turners. One of the greatest artists ever to have lived.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | June 24, 2008 10:48 AM

Agreed, JTC! I heart JMWT.

Posted by Levislade | June 24, 2008 10:52 AM

Timeless. Just a great painting.

Posted by homage to me | June 24, 2008 10:52 AM

Yay! An awesome exhibit was put together here a few years ago, focused on industrial-urban landscapes by Whistler, Turner, and Monet. Gorgeous.

Posted by Gloria | June 24, 2008 11:22 AM

I like the ones with train smoke in them better, but this is nice.

Posted by Fnarf | June 24, 2008 12:20 PM

@Fnarf - I have a framed print of Rain, Steam and Speed on my wall that I bought at the National Gallery. So, yeah, agreed.

Posted by Levislade | June 24, 2008 12:24 PM

In the little-known Taft Museum in Cincinnati is a JMW Turner, Europa & the Bull, that consists of little but orange steam. It is what keeps me sane when I go back to visit my family.

I feel like it's MY Turner.

Posted by max solomon | June 24, 2008 3:14 PM

I saw the exhibit in Dallas in May. If you can get there it is well worth the trip. It is overwhelming.

Posted by dallasgirl | June 24, 2008 8:10 PM

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