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Art Worth Waiting For

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Several major newspapers recently reported (1)
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a masterpiece painted by J M W Turner is finally going to (2)
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exhibited in Manchester. As it turns out, the oil painting, entitled Rockets and Blue Lights, has (3)
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history as controversial as that of the artist (4)
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created it.

J M W Turner, more commonly referred (5)
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as Turner, was born in London in 1775. A largely self-taught artist, Turner (6)
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walk up to 25 miles a day in search of subjects to sketch.
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he was considered unsociable and morose by his peers, the art world could not ignore (8)
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tremendous talent. Highly prolific, Turner produced more (9)
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20,000 paintings and drawings in his lifetime. When he was (10)
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his fifties, Turner's style became markedly different, prompting critics to accuse him (11)
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becoming an impressionist.

Turner's Rockets and Blue Light came out of this period. In 1857, (12)
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being transported to a Manchester exhibition, the painting was extensively damaged. (13)
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is said that, while it was undergoing restoration, a boat was added to the original subject. Whatever the case, (14)
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nearly 146 years, Mancunians will finally get to see the painting (15)
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the Manchester Art Gallery opens its Turner Exhibition (16)
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week.

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