Turner Contemporary present Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner

. February 21, 2014

The Turner Contemporary presents Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner an exhibition on view until 11 May 2014.

Helen Frankenthaler, Hotel Cro-Magnon, 2013. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum. © ARS, NY and DACS, London.

Helen Frankenthaler, Hotel Cro-Magnon, 2013. Oil on canvas. Courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum. © ARS, NY and DACS, London.

Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner launches Turner Contemporary’s exceptional 2014 programme. Showcasing the work of the celebrated American Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler alongside paintings by JMW Turner from the 19th century. The exhibition includes 24 paintings by Frankenthaler, whose last public gallery exhibition in England was at the Whitechapel in 1969.

Making Painting explores the concept that, though working on different continents in different centuries, JMW Turner and Helen Frankenthaler share fundamental qualities in their use of paint and colour, form and narrative, and in their understanding of landscape.

The exhibition is devised and curated by Turner scholar James Hamilton, whose writings on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art have explored the continuing resonance of Turner’s life and work across the past two hundred years. Mr Hamilton explains the ethos behind the bringing together of two seemingly disparate artists.

The exhibition includes a substantial number of works by both artists. There will be 12 Turner oils and 21 watercolours, making it the largest collection of paintings by JMW Turner at Turner Contemporary since Turner and the Elements in 2012.
Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous, Margate
Kent CT9 1HG
England

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