A
number of Fourth Form boys made the short trip
to the Higgins Museum in Bedford this week to view
their magnificent exhibition of nine Turner watercolours,
including the famous The Great Falls of the Reichenbach, painted in 1804. At over a metre tall it
is a spectacular exhibition watercolour and a technical tour de force; Turner
had by this point in his career broken free of traditional methods. Working on
a large scale allowed him to depict the soaring perspectives he had witnessed
on his tour of Switzerland in 1802.

The
boys created their own drawings from the exhibited masterpieces in order to
gain a greater understanding of TurnerÂ’s innovative works.

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