'Turner gets his cobwebs blown away' – Sea Star: Sean Scully review
Scully blows away such cavilling cobwebs. He sees a fellow abstractionist in Turner. He is not the first abstract artist to feel the affinity: one of the reasons Rothko’s Seagram paintings are in Tate Modern is that he wanted his work to be seen near Turner’s. Yet this exhibition is a two-way mirror. If it reveals the abstract in Turner, it also shows how Scully responds to nature. Light is nature, colour is nature.