Grimaldi Forum to explore ‘Turner’s Sublime Legacy’ in collaborative exhibit with the Tate

This summer, the Grimaldi Forum, in collaboration with the Tate and its Senior Project Curator Elizabeth Brooke, will present a retrospective on the great British artist J.M.W. Turner, who is known for his dramatic use of colour, intense landscapes and turbulent marine paintings.  

Joseph Mallord William Turner was a prolific albeit reclusive and somewhat eccentric English artist of the early 19th century. His style incorporated vivid colour and a dreamlike quality that made him one of the most sought-after painters of his time. 

He was seemingly inexhaustible, putting out an incredible 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolour pieces and 30,000 works on paper in his lifetime, if not more. When Turner died, of cholera and in relative poverty and squalor at the age of 76, many were bequeathed to the National Gallery, now the Tate Britain. 

Summer exhibition: ‘Turner’s Sublime Legacy’

Between 6th July and 1st September, Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum will dedicate the entirety of its vast 2,000m2 of space within the Espace Ravel to the works of this noteworthy artist in an exhibition entitled ‘Turner’s Sublime Legacy’.  

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According to the organisers, it will be “an invitation to a journey through Joseph Mallord William 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”. 

Curated by Elizabeth Brooke, Senior Project Curator at the Tate, the show will also feature “interpretations of the sublime” by today’s great artists, including Richard Long, Olafur Eliasson, Cornelia Parker, Jessica Warboys, John Akomfrah, Katie Paterso and Mark Rothko, to name a few.  

Presale tickets to the exhibition are already on sale and can be reserved here until 7th June. More information about exhibition can be found here

Click on the video below to see a teaser of the exhibition:


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Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Angel Standing in the Sun © Tate