【News】首场大型J.M.W. Turner展览在中国美术馆举行 - [Artspiration]
First Major Exhibition of J.M.W. Turner Works Opens at The National Art Museum of China
Turner placed human beings in many of his paintings to indicate his affection for humanity on the one hand (note the frequent scenes of people drinking and merry-making or working in the foreground), but its vulnerability and vulgarity amid the 'sublime' nature of the world on the other hand. 'Sublime' here means awe-inspiring, savage grandeur, a natural world unmastered by man, evidence of the power of God - a theme that artists and poets were exploring in this period.
Martin Davidson, Chief Executive of the British Council said: “China will be an important economic partner for the UK over the coming years and cultural ties will be vital to maintaining strong links. This exhibition forms part of a wider approach to building understanding between the two countries. As the cultural relationship between China and the UK continues to strengthen I am hugely optimistic about future partnerships in the arts and creative industries between the two countries.
Cultural relations foster the trust and cooperation that contribute to a safer, more prosperous world and I am proud of the central role the British Council is playing in bringing one of the UK’s most respected artists to the Chinese people.”
The Turner exhibition in China is a momentous event. China will now have the opportunity to experience the power and the subtlety of these works by one of the great masters of Western art.
I believe that this is just a small step of the future change of the Art world in China. To know and to be known by the world, it is a huge courage for artists in China.