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Turner and the Elements

Opens: 28/01/2012 Closes: 13/05/2012 Turner Contemporary, Margate
The recently revamped gallery celebrates its namesake. A regular visitor to Margate, Turner used the north Kent coastline as a subject throughout his revolutionary career. Split into suitably primal-sounding sections - Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Fusion - this showcases the great painter's love of the area, and his obsession with natural forces. For more information visit: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/turner-and-the-elements Buy: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/visit
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The Arts Desk“A visual joy and an intellectual pleasure...” The watercolours are amazingly affecting, capturing the sheer euphoria of confronting a view of scudding clouds, crashing waves, stormy skies, sunrise and sunset...
 
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The Telegraph“Has any painter better transcribed the flux of the natural world?... ” Unconvinced that Turner categorised his pictures in such a manner, I lost interest in following the intricacies of the curators’ argument. The works themselves, though, are thrilling...
 
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The Independent“A glorious show..” the curators this time have ignored place and gone for what makes Turner incomparable as an artist: his determination to capture nature itself in all its moods and energy...
 
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Guardian“This is the Turner of mist, haar and spume...” Every image makes you wonder at the mysteries of nature: how rain hangs in the air, how the sun burns away darkness and moisture at dawn, how sea and sky mirror each other's tones...
 
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