Constable in Brighton

Something Out of Nothing

Author: Shan Lancaster

Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated

ISBN: 9781785510694


Page: 144

View: 2283

-Accompanying text to the forthcoming exhibition, Constable and Brighton, at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in 2017 -Features the most comprehensive selection of Constable's Brighton studies ever assembled, including works from private collections never published before -Contains an exquisite bonus selection of Turner's marine studies of Brighton from the same period, alongside authoritative texts on both artists There was more to John Constable's art than the great rural landscapes for which he is famous. This lavishly illustrated book focuses on a largely overlooked element in his life - his close and artistically rewarding relationship with the boisterous resort of Brighton during the years 1824-28. He went in search of healthy air for his ailing wife Maria and the peace to help him clear a backlog of commissions, and became accustomed to painting on the beach or up by the windmills that dotted the Sussex Downs. More than 100 small, vivid studies from these walks exist, most dashed off outside in all weathers, some that are almost abstract responses to storms or the light on the sea. This book assembles the most complete collection of these Brighton sketches ever published, some of them only recently discovered. Regency Brighton - what was then the largest and most fashionable resort in Europe - is also explored through maps and prints, tracing the routes Constable took through the developing town. His great contemporary, Turner, was also active there in the mid-1820s, and a range of contrasting views by both artists is featured here. All of this new research builds on the recent discovery of the precise location of Constable s seaside lodgings. In a final section the current occupant, artist Peter Harrap, is interviewed about Constable's resonances with 20th and 21st century artists.

John Constable's Skies

A Fusion of Art and Science

Author: John E. Thornes,John Constable

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781902459028

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 5140

John Constable is arguably the most accomplished painter of English skies and weather of all time. For Constable, the sky was the keynote, the standard of scale and the chief organ of sentiment in a landscape painting. But how far did he understand the workings of the forces of nature which created his favourite cumulus clouds, portrayed in so many of his skies over the landscapes of Hampstead Heath, Salisbury and Suffolk? And were the skies he painted scientifically accurate? In this lucid and accessible study, John Thornes provides a meteorological framework for reading the skies of landscape art, compares Constable's skies to those produced by other artists from the middle ages to the nineteenth century, analyses Constable's own meteorological understanding, and examines the development of his painted skies. In so doing he provides fresh evidence to identify the year of painting of some of Constable's previously undated cloud studies.

John Constable

A Kingdom of his Own

Author: Anthony Bailey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137713

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 7080

Born in 1776 in East Anglia near the river Stour, John Constable was destined for his father's business of milling and grain-shipping. But he was obdurately opposed to this and persuaded his family he should become an artist instead. In the same determined spirit, he wooed Maria Bicknell in the teeth of opposition from her formidable grandfather, and persisted in painting landscapes at a time when history paintings and portraits were the fashion. Sometimes sharp and sarcastic, and often depressed, Constable in fact possessed a warm gift for intimate friendship. This is revealed in his letters to John Dunthorne, village handyman and housepainter, and to his best friend and patron, archdeacon John Fisher, to whom he wrote: 'I have a kingdom of my own, both fertile and populous - my landscape and my children'. In recent times, after a period of relative ignominy, Constable's influence on British landscape painting has been re-acknowledged, he has been more widely exhibited and his reputation has been reestablished as one of the masters of his genre. This important and absorbing biography explores his life and work, and highlights the dramatic tension between the two.

The Constables of Brighton and Reigate

William, the Photographer; Clair - the Town Clerk

Author: Claire Constable

Publisher: N.A


Category: Brighton (England)

Page: 272

View: 4438

'The Constables of Brighton and Reigate' provides a detailed picture of middle-class family life in mid-Victorian England.

Stirb ewig


Author: Peter James

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026025

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2811

Holen Sie tief Luft. Gleich wird sie knapp. Seit Tagen ist Michael spurlos verschwunden. Lebendig begraben. Auf irgendeinem gottverlassenen Acker. Ein kleiner Spaß seiner Freunde beim Junggesellenabschied. Die sich diesen Scherz erlaubt haben, sind tot. Seine Braut und sein bester Freund außer sich vor Verzweiflung: Sie wissen von nichts. Wirklich?, fragt sich Inspektor Roy Grace. Ein haarsträubender, nervenaufreibender Thriller, den man einfach bis zum Ende gelesen haben muss.

The Connoisseur

An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiques

Page: N.A

View: 7718


Constable's skies

Author: John Constable,Frederic Bancroft,Freda Constable

Publisher: Lawrence Salander Publications


Category: Art

Page: 188

View: 6860



Author: Barry Venning

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783107294

Category: Art

Page: 225

View: 2685

John Constable was the first English landscape painter to take no lessons from the Dutch. He is rather indebted to the landscapes of Rubens, but his real model was Gainsborough, whose landscapes, with great trees planted in well-balanced masses on land sloping upwards towards the frame, have a rhythm often found in Rubens. Constable’s originality does not lie in his choice of subjects, which frequently repeated themes beloved by Gainsborough. Nevertheless, Constable seems to belong to a new century; he ushered in a new era. The difference in his approach results both from technique and feeling. Excepting the French, Constable was the first landscape painter to consider as a primary and essential task the sketch made direct from nature at a single sitting; an idea which contains in essence the destinies of modern landscape, and perhaps of most modern painting. It is this momentary impression of all things which will be the soul of the future work. Working at leisure upon the large canvas, an artist’s aim is to enrich and complete the sketch while retaining its pristine freshness. These are the two processes to which Constable devoted himself, while discovering the exuberant abundance of life in the simplest of country places. He had the palette of a creative colourist and a technique of vivid hatchings heralding that of the French impressionists. He audaciously and frankly introduced green into painting, the green of lush meadows, the green of summer foliage, all the greens which, until then, painters had refused to see except through bluish, yellow, or more often brown spectacles. Of the great landscape painters who occupied so important a place in nineteenth-century art, Corot was probably the only one to escape the influence of Constable. All the others are more or less direct descendants of the master of East Bergholt.


Impressions of Land, Sea and Sky

Author: John Constable,Anne Gray, Dr,John Gage,Conal Shields,Ann Galbally

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780642541567

Category: Art

Page: 364

View: 5243

"This publication accompanies the exhibition ... National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 3 March - 12 June 2006 ... [and] Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, 5 July - 8 October 2006"--T.p. verso.

The re-creation of landscape

a study of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Constable, and Turner

Author: James A. W. Heffernan

Publisher: Univ Pr of New England


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 1457

Compares the common concerns & impulses behind the works of four artists & writers, & demonstrates that the verbal & visual sides of romanticism are parts of a coherent whole.