Saturday 26 January 2013, Lecture Theatre
Over the last twenty years, in-depth research by a variety of scholars has highlighted new information on the locations Turner depicted, and the techniques and media he used. Some of these discoveries will be included in the new catalogue of Turner’s watercolours at the NGI. The Study Morning will look at aspects of this research within the context of Turner’s prolific career as a painter in both oils and watercolours. The history of the NGI’s Turner collection of watercolours and the biographies of Henry Vaughan and other collectors who gave or bequeathed works by Turner will be discussed.
10.00 Turner's fascination and love affair with Italy
Christopher Baker, Director, Scottish Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
10.40 Turner and the Vaughan bequest of Turner watercolours
Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Ireland
11.10 Morning Coffee
11.30 How to paint like Turner
Dr. Joyce Townsend, Conservator, Tate
12.00 "First of all respect your paper": The papers used by Turner and his contemporaries.
Peter Bower, Paper Historian and Analyst
12.30 Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor Emeritus Niamh O'Sulivan , National College of Art & Design
3.00 Tour of the exhibition
With Niamh MacNally, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings.
Details: Tickets: €25 ; Students: €5, in advance from the Gallery Shop.
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