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