Timothy Spall’s Turner pictures to go on display!
In preparation for his role as the artist Turner in new film Mr. Turner, Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) spent years learning to paint. For the role, he recreated many of Turner’s famous works. Now, a collection of the pictures that Spall created for the role will go on display.
The exhibition will take place at Petworth House, Sussex, UK, where Turner often worked and where some of his work is held today. The house is also featured in the new film.
Tim Wright, the artist who tutored Spall for two years, said of the exhibition,
It will show you someone who has really got to grips with painting and drawing in his own right. They are not pastiches of Turner: there are some paintings and drawings and watercolours that stand up on their own… He (Spall) had an interest in art as well – no real training but he was certainly interested in Turner… He was very tenacious. He never cut corners and was very diligent – it was quite impressive to see.
include a replica of Turner’s 1842 masterpiece Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth Making Signals in Shallow Water, and Going by the Lead.
The exhibition is not due to open until January 2015 and will run until early March. Tickets are available here, and due to demand, it would be wise to book sooner rather than later. It sounds like an excellent opportunity to see some of Spall’s work, as well as Turner’s, and visit one of the places that inspired Turner.
Mr. Turner is due to be released at the end of the month.
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