TURNER V MONET
The reputation of Turner (1775-1851) is near-mythical and Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the world’s most beloved artists. Ross King’s Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies explores the floating paradise the artist created at Giverny. Franny Moyle’s The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner illuminates the personal life of the seascape painter who prefigured Impressionism. Which artist was the greatest genius? The audience will have the final say. Moderator Virginia Nicholson, social historian, is entirely impartial.
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