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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery shares prized JMW Turner Painting with the world

Susan Pianta-Scott, Treasurer of the Art Fund Highland Branch says this of the way in the Art Fund works together with High Life Highland to support art in our region:

‘We live in a wonderful part of the world with a small population spread far and wide.  Both the Art Fund and High Life Highland celebrate a mutual interest in the arts, working in tandem to keep and maintain art in the Highlands, for all who live and visit here to enjoy.

Knowing that Turner visited throughout the area at places such as Cromarty, the Dornoch Firth and Glen Glass, as well as Inverness, brings this painting to life for all who know and love the highlands.”

High Life Highland is very pleased to enable the loan of the painting to our colleagues in the Netherlands for the forthcoming exhibition ‘Danger and Beauty: William Turner and the Tradition of the Sublime’.  This exhibition will be held in the two Dutch art museums Museum de Fundatie and Rijksmuseum Twenthe from 5 September 2015 to 3 January 2016.

In this major, collaborative show Turner is being revealed as a vital link in world art history.  By positioning him in the tradition of the Sublime, the curators will combine his work, both paintings and watercolours, with works by great predecessors including Rembrandt, Van de Velde and Lorrain.  The exhibition will also include works by later artists who were influenced by Turner, or whose work show an affinity with his, including American artist Mark Rothko.

Turner’s painting of the River Ness, a Highland Collection highlight will be shown alongside works from the Tate National’s Turner Bequest.

You can find out more about this stunning exhibition at https://www.rijksmuseumtwenthe.nl/content/223