It’s not just me who loves Turner then!

Being an ex-banker, I still take an interest on monetary issues and the announcement yesterday that he and the Fighting Temeraire are going on the new £20 note made me very happy indeed!

turner-20-pound-note

Went to the National Gallery today and spent some time in room 34 and their Turners.

Enjoyed his early work Dutch Boats in a Gale. ‘Powerful’ seems a little inadequate as a description. The dark sky was so menacing, it made you wonder whether they could have survived.  Good piece abputvitvfrom Jonathan Jones back in January:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/jan/11/jmw-turner-dutch-boats-stay-in-britain-bridgewater-sea-piece

The really funny moment of the day came from me trying to convince a chap that Rain, Steam and Speed wasn’t ‘shit’ – don’t think either me or his wife could convince him!

 

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