Running concurrently with Mystic Seaport Museum’s J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate, the Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) presents a curated, complementary exhibition exploring the artistic innovation and influence of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851).
Achieving international fame in his own lifetime, lifelong Londoner J.M.W. Turner is credited with being the catalyst that inspired passionate young artists like Monet and Pissaro to abandon traditional art salons to paint en plein air; leading to the creation of the Impressionist movement, the American Impressionists, and Abstract Expressionism. MMoA and the Mystic Seaport Museum are working together to create inter-institutional programming and workshops.
Featuring works of art pulled from MMoA’s permanent collection, Oil and Water: J.M.W. Turner’s Influence on the Mystic Art Colony will focus on Turner’s legacy on the international art world, and how the techniques he pioneered in 18th-century Britain influenced the 20th-century artists of the burgeoning Mystic Art Colony, citing specific examples in each piece selected for display.