Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sunday inspiration

We visited the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate yesterday, it's a beautiful modern building by the beach in this English seaside Victorian town.

The exhibition of Turner watercolours and light filled sketches and oils was informative, interesting, and I found a few paintings really sublime. My favourite work was an oil titled Venice With The Salute (pictured below). This is an unfinished work. I feel that the spare minimal light infused canvas appeals very much to modern sensibilities - it certainly appeals to mine! This painting is part of the permanent Tate collection. Find out more here.







Venice with the Salute
c.1840–5


There are also some quirky shops (including the fab boutique lighting shop The Light Keeper) and a couple of nice eateries close by, housed in beautiful old buildings located in squares and tiny lanes.

Altogether a lovely day out.


 A view from the harbour arm, close to the gallery. I loved the gentle misty light - for me a source of inspiration as well as the artwork we saw.