Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports @ The Frick

J.M.W. Turner, Cologne, the Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening (exhibited 1826), oil on canvas, 66 3/8 x 88 1/4 inches (courtesy the Frick Collection, New York; photo by Michael Bodycomb)
J.M.W. Turner, Cologne, the Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening (exhibited 1826), oil on canvas, 66 3/8 x 88 1/4 inches (courtesy the Frick Collection, New York; photo by Michael Bodycomb)

Allison Meier previews Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time which will be on view from at the Frick Collection, New York, from February 23 to May 14 , 2017.

Meier writes: "Along with the era’s modernization and freedom of exchange, Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports considers the artist’s obsession with light in his mid career, facilitated by new synthetic pigments like chrome yellow and orange... Central to the show is a trio of large-scale paintings, each representing a different port, a repeating theme for Turner that symbolized beginnings and endings and the shifting of time."