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Turner's suns: Inspired by science?

A new book, Turner and the Elements, suggests that Turner's depiction of the sun in his work may have been influenced by the groundbreaking scientific discoveries of his day.

Contributing writer to the book James Hamilton and Rob La Frenais, curator of Art Catalyst, discuss to what extent science influences art past and present.

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