Tina Engstrom

John Constable Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

This major exhibition titled Constable: The Making of a Master will reassess John Constable’s influences, techniques and legacy to offer a new interpretation of one of Britian’s best-loved artist.  Discover how great works are created as Constable’s most famous masterpieces are united with revoluntary oil sketches: expressive evocations of land, sea and sky that allowed him to transfer the freshness of the outdoors into his exhibition paintings.

For the first time, John Constable will be presented alongside the old masters of classical landscape whose formal values he studiously assimilated.  By combining the authority of their compositional ideas with a breathtakingly naturalistic vision that was entirely his own, Constable would ultimately transform the genre of landscape painting, and in the process shape the enduring popular image of the English countryside.

The exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum is on from 20 September 2014 – 11 January 2015.

Victoria & Albert Museum:  Salisbury Cathedral painting by John Constable Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Ground, 1823, oil on canvas. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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