Mr Turner

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Mr Turner
SBS  |  July 5, 2018
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Mr Turner explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter JMW Turner. Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and exploits, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Mr Turner explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter JMW Turner. Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and exploits, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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