Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City. "Turner's Whaling Pictures" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens May 10 and runs through Aug. 7 The paintings were created toward the end of the artist's career. Seascapes and other marine subjects were among Turner's favorite subjects. The whaling paintings were exhibited in pairs at the Royal Academy in London in 1845 and 1846. One of the paintings at the Met comes from its own collection.
The Swinging Sixties is considered the UK's most defining era of the 20th century. Britain's young generation took the Western world by a storm as it pioneered new trends in fashion, music and art. London, called the Capital of Cool, was at the heart of that cultural revolution. A new exhibition at the city's Victoria and Albert Museum is exploring those iconic sights and sounds from 1966 to 1970. "The whole atmosphere was different," Maldwin Drummond, a British author, told Al Jazeera as he fondly remembered that era.