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Turner. The Sea and the Alps

06
Jul.
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13
Oct.2019
Turner. The Sea and the Alps
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With the 2019 exhibition Turner. The Sea and the Alps the Kunstmuseum Luzern is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Kunstgesellschaft Luzern, the supporting association of the Kunstmuseum Luzern.
With the 2019 exhibition Turner. The Sea and the Alps the Kunstmuseum Luzern is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Kunstgesellschaft Luzern, the supporting association of the Kunstmuseum Luzern.

J.M.W. Turner, the world famous English painter, travelled around Switzerland several times in search of spectacular motifs. While doing so, he visited Lucerne repeatedly to study the unique interplay of light and weather, lake and mountains there. He captured his impressions in sketches and vibrant watercolours. These observations and depictions both of the sea, during the crossing to the continent, and of the Alps were of major importance for Turner: in them the beauty and dangers of nature combine directly with the theme of the sublime, which was of fundamental significance for Romanticism. Turner’s enthusiasm for Switzerland was so great that he visited the country a total of six times between 1802 and 1844.

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Date
Saturday, 06. July 2019 - Sunday, 13. October 2019
Location
Kunstmuseum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6005 Luzern
Homepage
https://www.kunstmuseumluzern.ch/ausstellungen/turner-meer-alpen/
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Kunstmuseum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6005 Luzern