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The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution

Documentary exploring the influence of the Industrial Revolution on the life and work of artist JMW Turner. Includes interviews with historian Simon Schama and artist Tracey Emin.

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 rethink them in the light of the scientific and Industrial Revolution. Includes interviews with historian Simon Schama and artist Tracey Emin.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 21 Feb 2018 23:00

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Role Contributor
Executive Producer Richard Fell
Producer Clare Beavan
Director Clare Beavan
Participant Simon Schama
Participant Tracey Emin
JMW Turner Thomas Coombes

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