Turner, Monet and Twombly, through the eyes of film director Mike Leigh, artist Fiona Rae and Tate director Nicholas Serota

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Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings at Tate Liverpool compares the work of J.M.W. TurnerClaude Monet and Cy Twombly during the last decades of their lives.  In this film, we explore the parallels in their style and subject matter with Mike Leigh, who describes Turner as the world’s first modern painter, and who is in the process of developing a feature film on the artist;  Fiona Rae, a painter herself, who reveals how astonishing Monet’s works were for their time;  and Tate director Nicholas Serota, who considers why certain artists, on reaching the twilight of their careers, develop a new-found sense of freedom in their work.


Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings is at Tate Liverpool 22 June – 28 October 2012