IAP Virtual seminar

  • Datum16-12-2021
  • Tijd19:00 - 20:30
  • Adres
    • ONLINE
    • ONLINE 1
    • Amsterdam

Turner’s Painting Materials and Techniques

Date: Thursday, 16 December 2021
Time: 8am GMT, 7pm AEDT
Tutor: Joyce Townsend
Price: £25.00 (£20.00 for AICCM & NZCCM Members)
Platform: Zoom
Registration: Eventbrite

This IAP Virtual seminar will consist of a 55 minute presentation by Joyce Townsend followed by 15 minutes of discussion and questions.

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) was the foremost landscape artist of his age.  In early life, before he used oil, he worked in watercolour using a whole repertoire of techniques to create lights in his compositions. This experience greatly influenced his methods when, later, he took up painting in oil. All his life, he exploited newly invented pigments and innovative ways of marketing his works as well as producing them, and his output was prodigious. Understanding and appreciating Turner’s materials and processes is relevant to understanding all of his contemporaries who worked in watercolour and oil.
In his later years, Turner’s habit of completing oil paintings in the days immediately before the annual exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts became legendary.

Joyce Townsend is Senior Conservation Scientist, Tate, where she investigates the materials and techniques used by British artists from the later sixteenth to the twentieth centuries (particularly 19th and 20th century works) and the ways such paintings have changed as they age. She is author of many articles and several books on Turner’s materials and techniques.

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