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A World of Care: Turner and the Environment – Sandycombe Lodge

11 July @ 10:00 am4:00 pm BST

This summer, Turner’s House, asserts J.M.W. Turner was the first major British artist to engage with man’s effect on the natural world. Staged in the artist’s own home, the exhibition connects the past to the present and expands our understanding of Turner’s subject matter, worldview and vision.

A World of Care presents a selection of J.M.W. Turner’s paintings, drawings and prints in relation to a series of environmental issues. It shows how 200 years ago Turner bore witness to the beginnings of societal and industrial developments that would lead to today’s ecological concerns. The exhibition, featuring the rarely seen oil painting Sunset, c.1830-35, the original drawing of London from Greenwich 1808-09 and Fire at the Grand Storehouse of the Tower of London, 1841, demonstrates Turner’s keen attention to society’s impact on the natural world and the huge effect environmental change had on his subject matter.

This exhibition will no doubt encourage visitors to look at Turner’s paintings in a new way, provoked by ecological concern. Turner’s House, in partnership with Friends of the Earth have suggested some practical actions for visitors to make a positive impact in their local community, across the country and the whole planet.

Turner’s House is an ideal venue for this exhibition as his engagement with the environment is framed in relation to his life at Sandycombe Lodge, the rural retreat he designed for himself in Twickenham, upriver from the filthier stretches of the Thames and upwind of London’s smoky air.

When

Saturday 6 July – Sunday 27 October 2024, Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Tickets

From £3.30. Book at turnershouse.org. Exhibition included in the admission ticket.

Venue

Sandycombe Lodge
40 Sandycoombe Road Twickenham TW1 2LR + Google Map
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Other

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Venue

Sandycombe Lodge
40 Sandycoombe Road Twickenham TW1 2LR + Google Map
View Venue Website

Other

Custom Order
-60