Interest in the 19th-century British landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) is stronger than ever. Director Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr. Turner was nominated for four Oscars, and we’ll know on Sunday whether it grabs a statue for cinematography, costume design, original score, or production design.

Meanwhile, across town, thegetty​ is about to open “J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free,” a show originally organized by Tate Britain. It features more than 60 of the master’s oil paintings and watercolors, including a work on loan from The Huntington, Neapolitan Fisher-girls, Surprised, Bathing by Moonlight (ca. 1840).

On VERSO: “Buying a Turner,” a story looking at Henry Huntington’s 1922 purchase of Turner’s The Grand Canal.

caption: J.M.W. Turner, The Grand Canal: Scene—A Street in Venice, ca. 1837, oil on canvas. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

London—Things Organized Neatly has two events with Tate this week, and they are both FREE!

Thursday 5 June, Source talk and Q& A (6pm)

Saturday 7 June, Tate Lab with Things Organized Neatly (11am SOLD OUT)

Photo credits:
Yours truly: Austin Radcliffe
Stylist/Producer: Jessie Cundiff
Shot at: Studio V Cincinnati