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TOKYO

‘Turner from the Tate: The Makings of a Master’

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner’s experimental style allowed him to become one of the most prominent artistic figures of 19th-century Romanticism.

This exhibition reflects the diversity of Turner’s talents and offers a comprehensive overview of some of his most famous paintings. Special attention is also given to rarely displayed works, some of which are being shown in Japan for the first time. Visitors can expect a detailed introduction to Turner’s artistic development, as well as an inside look into his life and techniques.

More than 100 works are featured, from oil and watercolor paintings to personal sketches; Oct. 8-Dec. 18.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; 03-5777-8600; 8-36 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station, JR Yamanote Line. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., (Fri. till 9:00 p.m.) ¥1,600. Closed Mon. (except Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 16), Oct. 15, Nov. 5. www.turner2013-14.jp