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John Constable and the theory of landscape painting

Author: Ray Lambert; John Constable
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In this study, Ray Lambert provides a close study of Constable's landscapes and his writings about them. Linking the artist's theories with those of Joshua Reynolds, Lambert demonstrates that Constable was an intellectual painter whose works are not a revolutionary break with the past. Moreover, his theory and practice place him within the great tradition of landscape painting in the West."--BOOK JACKET.
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Named Person: John Constable; John Constable
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Lambert; John Constable
ISBN: 0521827388 9780521827386
OCLC Number: 994598830
Notes: Revision of thesis (Ph.D.)--University of London.
Description: xi, 269 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "to unite nature with imagination" --
1. Approaches to Constable --
2. Constable's theory and British aesthetics --
3. "Painting is a science" --
4. "Making something out of nothing" : the poetry of the art --
5. "The chiaroscuro of nature" --
6. "The stamp of composition" --
7. Constable and the landscape traditions --
8. "I am always picturesque" --
9. "Every description of pastoral beauty" --
10. Grand theory and general landscape.
Responsibility: Ray Lambert.
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"In this study, Ray Lambert provides a close study of Constable's landscapes and his writings about them. Linking the artist's theories with those of Joshua Reynolds, Lambert demonstrates that Constable was an intellectual painter whose works are not a revolutionary break with the past. Moreover, his theory and practice place him within the great tradition of landscape painting in the West."--BOOK JACKET.

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