Turner and Colour

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Martin Butlin reviews Turner et la Couleur at the Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provence, on view through September 18, 2016.

Butlin notes that the show is “one of the most fascinating of recent exhibitions of the works of J.M.W. Turner, one that reveals a whole new aspect of his vision… covering all Turner’s career but with a relatively new selection of works and an important new group of sketches… Not surprisingly, colour permeates this exhibition, save in Turner’s earliest works, where effects of light make do … The paradox of Turner’s career is also stressed, his reliance on engravings to widen his appeal to the public and the care with which he chose his engravers…”