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The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution

A film that looks at the genius of JMW Turner in a new light. There is more to Turner than his sublime landscapes - he also painted machines, science, technology and industry. Turner's life spans the Industrial Revolution, he witnessed it as it unfolded and he painted it. In the process he created a whole new kind of art. The programme examines nine key Turner paintings and shows how we should re-think them in the light of the scientific and Industrial Revolution. Includes interviews with historian Simon Schama and artist Tracey Emin.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 22 Jun 2017 02:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive ProducerRichard Fell
ProducerClare Beavan
DirectorClare Beavan
ParticipantSimon Schama
ParticipantTracey Emin
JMW TurnerThomas Coombes

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