The Tate Open Britain's Greatest Painter Vs Old Masters Exhibition

 
The Tate Open Britain's Greatest Painter Vs Old Masters Exhibition
An employee looks at Turner's 'Helvoetsluys' (R) hanging alongside Constable's 'The Opening of Waterloo Bridge 1817 at the 'Turner and the Masters' exhibition at Tate Britain gallery on September 21, 2009 in London. These two works are displayed together for the first time since they hung in the Royal Academy in 1832 - seeing Constable adding rich red tints to his larger more colourful work Turner sensed a threat and added a small red daub to his grey sea which he fashioned into a buoy just hours before the show opened. This new exhibition presents a selection of paintings by Turner alongside related works by the old masters and contemporaries he strove to imitate, rival and surpass. Bringing together around one hundred pictures of historical significance from collections around the world this is the first exhibition to look at Turner's work in the company of his greatest predecessors.
(Sept. 20, 2009 - Source: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe)