Sometime ago I wrote in this column about relatively modern man made art in the landscape and indicated that one day I would take a look at other forms of art in the landscape. Well today is the day but this time we going to take look at some of our British landscapes which have been captured in paintings.
What reminded me of the need for this follow up was the exhibition that recently opened at London’s Tate Britain Gallery which displays many previously unseen works by the landscape artist JMW Turner including one of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. What I am not going to do is show you the paintings but images of those painted landscapes as seen today.
So to start with lets take a look at Bamburgh Castle painted by Turner in 1837. When he was just 22, Turner created a fictional scene of a ship approaching