1013 Mr Turner

Last night we netflixed the Mike Leigh movie on William Turner, Mr Turner … marvelous ... we enjoyed it tremendously. So well shot and so well acted by Timothy Spall. A highly acclaimed movie.

I really like Turner's paintings, at least one small series of photos I took at Balmoral was (subconsciously) inspired by his style.

On a different note, I wrote a blog many years ago about a bit of a history I have with one of his paintings: The Fighting Temeraire. Apparently this amazing painting (voted to be Britain's favourite) had inspired an American charlatan of an artist by the name of Cy Tombly. Read all about it, blog 196.

The Fighting Temeraire

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