Grimaldi Forum announces early bird tickets for ‘Turner, The Sublime Legacy’

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The Grimaldi Forum Monaco’s big summer exhibition will this year present some of the finest works of the great English Romantic landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner. Early bird tickets at a discounted price are now available to buy.  

‘Turner, The Sublime Legacy’ is set to be Monaco’s biggest art show of the year, with the Grimaldi Forum dedicating more than 2,000m2 of exhibition space to the two-month event.  

Known in his time for being something of an eccentric, and a reclusive and complicated personality, Joseph Mallord William Turner was one of the early 19th century’s most sought-after landscape artists. 

He was a particularly prolific artist too, leaving behind him some 30,000 works on paper, 2,000 watercolour canvases and more than 550 oil paintings.  

Between 6th July and 1st September, the Grimaldi Forum will host a choice selection of 38 canvases and 40 drawings, which have been chosen by Elizabeth Brooke, Senior Project Curator at the Tate, from the gallery’s own collection.  

J.M.W. Turner, The Fall of an Avalanche in the Grisons, exhibited 1810, oil paint on canvas, Tate

“This exhibition is an invitation to a journey through Turner’s representations of the world in a sublime mode, from his landscapes to the elementary explorations of light and atmosphere of which he was a pioneer and master,” says a spokesperson for the Grimaldi Forum. “Turner’s decisive influence on painting, and by extension his legacy, will be highlighted in the exhibition through some interpretations of the sublime by leading contemporary artists such as, among others, Richard Long, Olafur Eliasson, Cornelia Parker, Jessica Warboys, John Akomfrah, Katie Paterson and Mark Rothko.” 

The early bird tickets, which will be available until 30th June, cost €7. After the deadline, tickets will revert to €14 per person, although discounted prices will be on offer for groups, seniors, students and visitors arriving in the Principality by train. Under 18s will be able to enjoy the exhibition free of charge. 

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Main photo credit: J.M.W. Turner, The Blue Rigi, Sunrise 1842, watercolour on paper, Tate