The View from LA

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Norham Castle, Sunrise, ca.1845. Oil on canvas, 35 ¾ x 48 in. (90.8 x 121.9 cm).
Tate London. Image © Tate, London 2014

From our pen pals at the Getty: What J. M. W. Turner might have loved about the City of Angels. J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free, currently at the Getty, heads to the de Young on June 20; stay tuned for why we think Turner should have left his heart in San Francisco.

“I think Turner would have loved this place,” said Tate Britain curator Amy Concannon. She had brought one of the shipments of Turner’s works for the exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free. I heartily agreed. We talked a bit about what this great painter of nature would have loved about Los Angeles." 

Read more about how the great British painter might have seen the canyons, the vistas—and the natural disasters—that feature so prominently in the LA landscape.

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