This Turner exhibition turned out to be a revelation about an artist known as Claude.
Claude’s style, I find, is clean. The colours bright. His paintings pleasing on the eye.
Seeing his works next to Turner’s, it’s easy to see how the latter was influenced by Claude.
I did get a bit more out of Turner as a result.
And from Turner, the transition to the Impressionists is obvious.
Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude is at the National Gallery until 5 June 2012. Admission fee.