Kunstmuseum Luzern: Turner – The Sea and the Alps [Das Meer und die Alpen]

J M W Turner, 'The Blue Rigi, Sunrise', 1842. (Watercolour) Collection: The Tate
The Blue Rigi, Sunrise’, 1842, watercolour on paper © Tate, London, 2019

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[Until 13th October]

Celebrated English painter J M W Turner toured Switzerland several times in search of the spectacular, studying the unique interplay of light and weather in its lakes and mountains, visiting Lucerne repeatedly and capturing his impressions in sketches and vibrant watercolours. His observations and depictions of his crossing to the continent and of the Alps, combining the beautiful, dangerous nature with the theme of the sublime were of fundamental significance for Romanticism, and such was Turner’s enthusiasm for Switzerland that he visited the country six times between 1802 and 1844. This exhibition, in association with the Tate, marks the 200th anniversary of the Kunstgesellschaft Luzern, the Kunstmuseum Luzern’s supporting association.

Kunstmuseum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6002 Luzern

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