Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), an English Romantic painter, watercolourist and engraver, perceived the elements of nature as abstract forces, with their own symbology and meaning. Turner, Light is Color explores Turner's fascination with weather and atmospheric phenomena, from the beginning of his work in the 1790s to the late 1840s. Turner is recognized as the greatest landscape painter of the Romantic period for his mastery of light and color. In the exhibition we can see a hundred works, paintings, drawings, sketches and engravings, which show us the development of Turner's compositions, from the first sketches to the final watercolours, oil paintings or engravings.


The watercolor technique was central to the artist's scientific yet intuitive approach, allowing him to capture the intensity of nature's forces with unparalleled expressive precision. His landscapes incorporate diverse sources, from classical mythology to art history itself or modern technological inventions, and are situated between tradition and innovation.

To access this exhibition you can buy the general ticket to the museum or a specific ticket for this exhibition.

General admission to the MNAC

What includes?

  • Access to the museum and the rooftop viewpoint.
  • Access to all temporary exhibitions.
  • Free application with which you can explore the works through images or take an audio-guided tour.

Price: €12.00

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Ticket for the exhibition Turner. Light is colour

What includes?

  • Access to the Turner exhibition. Light is colour.
  • Access to the exhibition The Heartbeat of Nature.

Price: €6.00

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About the parking

The MNAC has free parking for cars and coaches next to the building, and has places for people with reduced mobility. If the parking lot is full you can use a paid one (click on the button below of the nearest Parking).

From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed non-holiday Mondays
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Sants Montjuïc
Parc de Montjuïc, s/n

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