The Easel

A Luminous Look at Turner’s Port Paintings

Given his fascination with light, sunset-lit vistas of bustling port activity were bound to attract Turner.  Once travel to the continent was freed up, he took his chance. “Although some of Turner’s port paintings recall a nostalgic past, the present is always haunting the view, with the sun-soaked settings acting as a gateway between lost history and a rapidly dawning future”. A video (5 min) from Frick is here.