Turner In January

Starting the year on a cultural note, I headed to the Turner In January exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland. This is an exhibition of Turner watercolours that were bequeathed to the gallery on condition that it was shown once a year for the month of January.

Because the paintings are in storage for most of the time, the watercolours retain their vibrancy. It was almost as if they had been painted yesterday.

To see these paintings was a privilege. Art (of any kind) has a way of bypassing the intellect and reaching the soul. It was amazing how much better one feels after seeing/reading/hearing such things.

If you get a chance, I very much recommend the exhibition and I’ll be back next year to see them again.