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Constable

Author: Jonathan Clarkson; John Constable
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Constable (1776-1837) exerted a major influence upon the development of landscape painting and Realism in the nineteenth century, while his depictions of the English countryside have become an enduring part of our collective imagination, ensuring his fame both at home and abroad. Among the first artists to consistently exploit the possibilities of painting in the open air, Constable had a passion for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Named Person: John Constable; John Constable; John Constable
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Clarkson; John Constable
ISBN: 9780714842950 0714842958
OCLC Number: 227931905
Description: 223 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Careless boyhood: growing up in East Bergholt --
Running after pictures: student life in London --
Obscurity: life as a minor artist --
The light of nature: oil sketching in the open air --
Ambition: six-footers and set-pieces --
Beyond Constable country: Salisbury, Hampstead, Brighton --
Harlequin: the story of Waterloo Bridge --
The face of the world is totally changed to me: bereavement and professional recognition --
Rediscovery and reinvention: critics and supporters.
Responsibility: Jonathan Clarkson.

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Lavishly illustrated new monograph that reappraises the work of this great landscapist.  Read more...

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