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Getty Center Los Angeles

Exhibition Detail
Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings
1200 Getty Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

July 19th, 2011 - October 23rd, 2011
July 19th, 2011 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Modern Rome–Campo Vaccino, Joseph Mallord William TurnerJoseph Mallord William Turner,
Modern Rome–Campo Vaccino,
1839 , Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 48 1/4 in. (unframed), 48 1/4 x 60 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. (framed)
© The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.6
santa monica/venice
Tue-Fri, Sun 10-5:30; Sat 10-9. Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).
works on paper painting drawing

Featuring the work of some of the most famous British artists, including Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, and William Blake, this exhibition reveals multifaceted innovations in the fields of watercolor and drawing. From Turner's use of his thumbprint to roughen the texture of wash to the rise of the spectacular "exhibition watercolor" in the early 1800s, the medium of watercolor was dramatically transformed. Behind the scenes, artists experimented in drawing with novel subject matter and new modes of representation. This exhibition includes many masterpieces that were recently acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum in an effort to expand the British works-on-paper collection.

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