Composite Imaging say…. Get to Tate Liverpool to see Turner Monet Twombly!
Saw this exhibition recently and really enjoyed it. Great for both colour references and the use of light from similar perspectives. Tate is showing similarities between these artists in style, subject matter & artistic motivation during the last 20-30 years of their lives. The fact that they are decades apart and exploring similar themes and challenges in their work comes across strongly as if they were all painting at the same time. I was reminded of how far ahead Turner was in his time re the atmospheric effects he creates in his paintings. The smaller paintings with minimal mark- making and brushwork did it most for me,1840-4,’Sea & Sky, Calm Sea with Distant Grey Clouds & ‘Coast Scene with Breaking Waves’. I was still amazed by the techniques used in Monet’s ‘Houses of Parliament and ‘Waterloo Bridge’ considering again the time they were done. Twombly’s later work was more of a new introduction to me, as not so familiar with this period. The word ‘energy’ comes to mind and a strong use of colour in this particular set paintings that sit well within the exhibition, but still more of a fan of his earlier work.
Get to see it if you love landscape, or just love The Tate.