Run, don't walk to the Turner show at the Getty. It closes on May 24th.
"Painting Set Free" is an apt description of just how free, unfussed, and otherworldly many of the works are. You can stick your nose right up to the canvases. Turner's earlier works feel as though they were painted with gossamer wings; when you stand back some of the images are revealed softly but clearly, like a mist unveiling. His paintings of Venice are all about these atmospherics as you might e