Turner Contemporary Turner's Perspective
Turner's Perspective

1st Feb - 6th May 2013

From 1807–1837 Turner was the Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. He gave a series of lectures about perspective during these years, which were famous for being at once fascinating and extremely difficult to follow. As one critic said: ‘Excellent as are Mr Turner’s lectures, in other respects there is an embarrassment in his manner approaching almost to unintelligibility’.
The drawings were made as visual aids, held up during the lectures to illustrate the complex theories Turner struggled to explain.