March 2019

J.M.W.Turner: The Man, the Myth, the Magic

Welcome to The Arts Society Vale of Aylesbury
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:30
Bradmoor Farm
Stanbridge Road Haddenham HP17 8JX

This day offers an insight into an unfamiliar Turner, arguably the greatest practitioner in watercolor the world has ever seen.

This Study Day, offers an insight into a more private and unfamiliar Turner. Arguably
the greatest practitioner in watercolor the world has ever seen, little is known of his
processes. The first lecture will examine his watercolour practice in detail. The
second lecture looks at his Italian sketchbooks and recreates a visual tour of Italy in
his company, through Venice, Rome Tivoli and Naples recapturing the excitement
and dangers of 19th Century tourism. The third lecture, looks at the challenging and
experimental nature of his mature visual style and asks whether it is valid to talk
about these pictures in terms of abstraction.


Ms Nicola Moorby

An independent art historian specialising in British art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She studied at the University of York and Birkbeck College, London. Formerly a curator at Tate Britain she has curated a number of exhibitions and has published widely on J.M.W. Turner, including contributions to the forthcoming online catalogue of the Turner Bequest. She is also co-editor and author of How to Paint Like Turner (Tate Publishing, 2010). In addition, she has published on Walter Richard Sickert and is co-author of Tate's catalogue of works by the Camden Town Group.