5 Aug, 2010 @ 15:47
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Turner and Turk

THE works of renowned British artists William Turner and Gavin Turk are now on show in Spain.

Some 42 paintings by 19-Century Romantic landscape artist Turner are on display at Madrid’s Prado museum.

Titled Turner y los Maestros, the exhibition will also include works from Turner’s great rivals and inspirations, including Rubens, Rembrandt and Poussin.

Exhibit curator David Solkin described the painter’s work as an important precursor to impressionism and abstract art.

He added that Turner had the ability to take a landscape and use it to express a bigger theme.

Meanwhile, in Malaga’s Contemporary Art Centre, modern artist Gavin Turk has brought his innovative work to the museum.

His first Spanish solo exhibition, called En Face, will display 72 clay busts created at an interactive performance at Turk’s very own London studio.

Turk made his name during the 1990s as part of the ‘Young British Artists’ group.

The Turner exhibit will stay at the Prado until September 19, and Turk’s Malaga show will be open until September 12

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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