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Tate Britain: Turner Online

This Web site is devoted to Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851), one of Britain's most famous, and somewhat controversial, artists. Turner displayed his first oil painting at the Royal Academy at the age of 21, and he remained actively involved at the Academy for the rest of his life. The site provides a brief biography of the artist as well as a timeline in which Turner's accomplishments...
Tate Online: In Focus

The Tate Gallery in London has received numerous accolades for its fine online educational resources, including archived public presentations and lectures. The In Focus website is yet another one of these types of Internet resources, and allows those with an interest in art to hone in on various subjects in greater detail. By looking through their "In Focus" series, visitors may learn about...
A Picture of Britain: an exhibition celebrating the British landscape

Take a tour of the British countryside, "from the Scottish Highlands to the South Downs," via this web exhibition from the Tate Online. A Picture of Britain looks at the ways in which the British landscape has inspired artists like John Constable, JMW Turner, LS Lowry, Paul Nash and Richard Long. The Web exhibition features an interactive map, a quiz for you to test your knowledge of various...