British 'landscapes of the mind' to be exhibited at Shanghai Museum

Major works on loan from Tate Britain will be displayed in an exhibition that charts the development of the art of landscapes in the UK. 

“Landscape of the Mind: Masterpieces from Tate Britain (1700-1980)” featuring nearly 70 British landscape paintings will be unveiled at the Shanghai Museum on April 26.

Ranging from oils, watercolors, sketches to print and photography, the exhibition is a retrospective of 300 years of development in British landscape art.

Exhibition curator Richard Humphreys said it will start from the classical painters of the 18th century and the romanticism of the 19th century to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, impressionism and the avant-garde modernism of the 20th century, featuring works by major artists including J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).

The exhibition, which will run through August 5, not only tries to explore the natural scenes, but also the relationship between man and nature.

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J.M.W. Turner's "The Fall of an Avalanche in the Grisons" (1810), oil on canvas

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