Turner's Modern World

Exhibition March 27 − July 10, 2022
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts holds an exhibition "Turner's Modern World.

The landmark exhibition brings together more than 100 of Turner's paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketchbooks, including Snowstorm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps (1812.) from the Tate Britain collection, "The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons," October 16, 1834 (1835) from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Boston Museum exhibits "Slave Traders Throwing the Dead and the Dying Overboard," "Typhoon Approaching") (1840). These vivid and dramatic compositions demonstrate Turner's commitment to depicting the great events and developments of his time, from technological advances to events such as the abolition of the death penalty and political reform.

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) lived and worked at the height of the Industrial Revolution, when sail replaced steam, the power of machines replaced labor, and wars, political unrest, and social reforms changed society. "Turner's Modern World" vividly demonstrates how the artist embraced these changes better than any of his contemporaries and developed an innovative style of painting to better convey the new world.

Prepared according to the materials of the website Boston Museum of Fine Arts.