Whilst the exhibition may be worth a visit, it didn't contain very many artworks that excited me, except for Turner's atmospheric painting of 'Dolbadern Castle'. I was interested in Turner's watercolour box, Constable's palette and the other pieces of art paraphernalia. This exhibition contains a lot of engravings and mezzotints, as a lover of colour I would have preferred to have seen more luscious oils. It's also quite a short exhibition, containing 150 pieces. Tickets are £8 for adults, concessions available. The exhibition runs until Sunday 17th February 2013.
|J.M.W. Turner RA, ‘Dolbadern Castle’, 1800. |
Oil on canvas, 1194 x 902 mm.
Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London